Throwing Shade

Sun Herald commenters use memes from 'Frozen' to tell McDaniel to 'Let It Go'

Let me start by saying that I’m not a fan of animated Disney films. I never cried during “The Lion King” and had no desire to watch “Beauty and the Beast” or “Cinderella.”

I wasn’t inspired by magic carpet rides in “Aladdin” and don’t believe in Prince Charming. Who wants to wear a glass slipper anyway? Ouch.

You get the idea.

I’m also not the most political person in the world. Don’t get me wrong, I have my beliefs and I stand by them. Back when I was in college, I loved a heated Facebook debate about social issues, but I’ve grown past that in my old age. Today, I try to not speak about religion or politics, because no matter how much you debate, you probably aren’t going to change another person’s viewpoint.

With that being said, I’m familiar with Chris McDaniel because he seems to be a constant political figure in the news. As a web producer, I have a plethora of headshots of the senator saved to my desktop for easy access because it seems he’s always around, doing something, challenging a ruling or making a statement.

Most of my childhood friends are married with children. Thus, I know all about that Idina Menzel power ballad “Let It Go” from “Frozen.” It gets stuck in my head on a weekly basis, and I hate the fact that I love to sing it in my car when I’m driving down the beach alone.

When McDaniel on Thursday appealed a Gulfport judge’s decision to deny a lawsuit to revive his primary loss to Thad Cochran, Sun Herald commenters took to “Frozen” memes to describe their feelings—Let it go. Let it goooooo.

I won’t reveal if I’m pro-McDaniel or anti-McDaniel, but I’m definitely pro-meme.