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Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is attempting to get a third political party off the ground with a new PAC. It’s called the “Forward” party — but its logo is already getting ruthlessly mocked on social media.
The design boasts a red, white and blue color scheme, though the actual “forward” portion is in steel gray. The slogan reads, “Not left, not right,” with a star in between the phrases and wings on the larger portion of the image. For many, it’s evoking images of the popular “G.I. Joe” franchise.
“This GI JOE reboot sucks,” author Adam Lance Garcia joked.
: "Duke! Cobra is leading an insurrection against the United States! Should I assemble the Joes?"
: "Nope, it's time to launch a third, completely ineffective strike force." https://t.co/Li4uRsVOjn
— Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) October 18, 2021
this GI JOE reboot sucks https://t.co/ANeXU4yD8P
— Adam Lance Garcia (@AdamLanceGarcia) October 18, 2021
For others, Yang’s logo more closely resembled that of Tom Cruise’s hit film “Top Gun.” Multiple people joked that they had the movie’s corresponding video game, with one person writing, “had this game for NES a kid. could never land on the aircraft carrier.”
"Can I copy your homework?"
"Yeah just change it up a bit so it doesn't look like you cheated" pic.twitter.com/0v5fhxekec
— Rossum's Universal Dumbass (@Socialist_frogz) October 17, 2021
When people weren’t cracking jokes about the logo, they were pointing out the fact that Yang’s photo was pretty clearly a screenshot from his phone. “Did no one teach tech bro Andrew Yang how to crop a photo,” actress Kylie Sparks tweeted.
“He thinks he can end the two party system when he doesn’t even know how to crop a screenshot,” another Twitter user wrote.
Did no one teach tech bro Andrew Yang how to crop a photo https://t.co/gT3PqPve95
— hot vax spooky sparks
(@kyliesparks) October 18, 2021
You can check out more funny reactions to the logo below.
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) October 17, 2021
Does this give anyone else GI Joe vibes, or is it just me? https://t.co/oofBjVoexX
— Jenn | Reappropriate (@reappropriate) October 18, 2021
What in the Starship Troopers direct to video animated sequels is this https://t.co/KjVRMN4xTC
— Erica Henderson (@EricaFails) October 18, 2021
If Cobra Commander started a political party, this would be the logo. https://t.co/rT3gG45elp
— Respectable Lawyer (@RespectableLaw) October 18, 2021
He thinks he can end the two party system when he doesn’t even know how to crop a screenshot https://t.co/SmpO8HZu5H
— Michigander Goose (@michigeese_) October 18, 2021