We could argue all day about what Horacio Rodríguez Larreta is and isn’t. A lot of this discussion would rely heavily on what we think about his role as Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires and, to an almost equal degree, on what side of the political spectrum we choose to be on.
But I’m not here to talk about politics. I’m here to talk about something we can pretty much all agree on: Horacio Rodríguez Larreta is not cool. But you know who seems to disagree with this statement? One Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, that’s who. And he decided to give us some evidence of his hipness by tweeting a video that answers the question: what does an unfunny version of Jimmy Kimmel’s Celebrities Read Mean Tweets look like:
«Te entro como Larreta a la vereda sana» y otros tuits que me dejaron los vecinos? pic.twitter.com/mTKJIcM0lr
— Horacio Rodríguez Larreta (@horaciorlarreta) July 15, 2019
So first of all, this is quite possibly the most filtered edition of mean tweets ever recorded. I get it, he’s a politician and he has to take good care of his image. But – and not to get all philosophical on this issue – the whole point of the mean tweets thing is for the famous person to read the meanest ones out there and therefore kind of make fun of the whole trolling culture of social media, isn’t it? It isn’t very interesting if the biggest put-down of the bunch is a lame-ass joke about the way you eat toast.
Other than that, there’s one pretty bland joke about his penchant for breaking and restoring sidewalk tiles, one picture with his childhood friends (not mean at all, no matter how disturbing the amount of body hair he apparently had) and an uncalled-for jab directed at Diego Santilli that compares him to a dog (cheap shot, Horacio, cheap shot).
Given how incredibly talented Argentines actually are at Twitter trolling, it really is kind of a shame that this thing wasn’t allowed to go lose a bit more. Oh well, here’s to hoping Macri gets in on the act and goes all in for a change.