In another instance of offering her "alternative facts," Kellyanne Conway complained about the lack of media coverage of the Bowling Green massacre during a Feb. 2 MSNBC interview. However, many quickly realized the massacre, allegedly in Bowling Green, Kentucky, never happened. Bowling Green massacre began trending on Twitter, and many chastised Conway for spreading falsehoods to support Donald Trump's executive order refugee ban. Now, Bowling Green massacre jokes during the Super Bowl LI offer a hilarious way to mix politics and sports, even if Conway likely won't find them entertaining.
“Two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized, and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. Most people didn’t know that because it didn’t get covered,” Conway told MSNBC's Chris Matthews during their interview. But the reason it didn't get covered is that it never happened.
Conway later clarified, during an interview with Fox, that she misspoke and should have said "terrorists" instead of "massacre."
“There was no Bowling Green massacre,” Fox News Host Howard Kurtz told Conway at one point during their conversation. “There was a plot,” Conway said. “They’re masterminds. I should have said 'plot,' and I should have said ‘terrorists.’"
But the internet was ruthless and relentless attacked Conway for her mistake, and these jokes continued through the Super Bowl:
Lady Gaga & The Bowling Green Massacre
Disappointed Lady Gaga didn't bring out Frederick Douglass. And appalled she didn't commemorate the Bowling Green Massacre. #SuperBowl— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 6, 2017
The Falcons v. Patriots Was A Worse Massacre
Damn! I haven't seen a massacre like this since Bowling Green.#SuperBowl— God (@TheGoodGodAbove) February 6, 2017
Honoring The Victims
Pretty disgraceful that there was no minute's silence at the start of the #SuperBowl for all the victims of the Bowling Green Massacre.— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) February 6, 2017
Wow. No one in this game is honoring the Bowling Green massacre. Sad. Pathetic. #SuperBowl— Travon Free (@Travon) February 5, 2017
I will root for whichever team wears green armbands to commemorate the Bowling Green Massacre. #Superbowl— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) February 4, 2017
So sad that we lost Spuds MacKenzie at the Bowling Green Massacre. #SuperBowl— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) February 6, 2017
Many called for a refrain of mixing politics and sports during this year's Super Bowl. Before the game, Donald Trump predicted to Bill O'Reilly that the New England Patriots would win by eight points. The Atlanta Falcons led the Patriots throughout the majority of the game, and with two minutes left in the game, they were up 28-20.