Rep. George Santos has made quite a stir on the internet, inspiring an avalanche of memes after getting entangled in an increasingly absurd web of lies; the Republican congressman allegedly lied about his resume, his origins history reported as a drag queen, and appeared in the Disney Channel show Hannah Montana with Miley Cyrus.
On Friday, Politico reported on an old Wikipedia user biography written by a user named “Anthony Devolder,” an alias previously used by Santos, and lists his date of birth, which matches Santos’s.
The Wikipedia is riddled with misspellings and makes a series of fanciful claims, with an appearance on “Hanna” Montana and The suite life of Zack & Cody. He also claimed to have been “discovered” by a Hollywood producer “known for producing INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG” (independence Day was in fact directed by Roland Emmerich).
It also claims that his “first” role was in a 2009 movie titled The invasion“novice Uma Turman, Chris Odanald, Melllisa George and Alicia Silver Stone” (a science fiction film called The invasion was released in 2007, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig).
The ‘Hanna Montana’ Lie is the latest revelation from a hilariously deceitful politician disgracing former President Donald Trump; It seems that Santos doesn’t even care about spelling his lies correctly, or bothering to stick to coherent, plausible stories.
Twitter users have likened Santos to the scammer’s protagonist Catch me if you can (which was directed by Steven Spielberg), calling it the ultimate antidote to imposter syndrome.
The internet has also gleefully embraced Santos’ alleged history of dressing in drag under the moniker “Kitara Revache,” a claim supported by several photos, videos and interviews with former friends. Santos has denied the claims (Republicans aren’t exactly known for their tolerance of drag queens, after all).
Twitter also had fun with a bizarre quote from Santos; in response to criticism for claiming he was Jewish without having Jewish ancestry, Santos replied that he was “Jewish”, leading to comparisons to Seinfeld.
Several other Twitter users compared Santos to Sacha Baron Cohen, speculating that Santos might be the comedian’s latest larger-than-life alter ego.
Santos’ former roommate recently spoke outclaiming that Santos only wants to sit in Congress so he can acquire a generous pension and free health care for the rest of his life, leading to Santos being jokingly billed as “recognizable.”
George Santos serves as an inspiration to anyone too familiar to embellish their resume; who needs actors and comedians when we have politicians?