Rep. George Santos has caused quite a stir on the internet, inspiring a flood of memes after being caught in an increasingly absurd web of lies; the Republican member of Congress allegedly lied about his resume, his heritage, his reported story as a drag queen and appearing on the Disney channel show Hannah Montana with Miley Cyrus.
On Friday, Politico reported on an old Wikipedia user bio written by a user named “Anthony Devolder,” an alias previously used by Santos, and lists his date of birth, which matches Santos’.
Wikipedia is riddled with misspellings and makes a number of fanciful claims, boasting of an appearance on “Hanna” Montana and Zack and Cody’s Suite Life. He also claimed to have been “discovered” by a Hollywood producer “known for producing STEVEN SPILBERG’S INDEPENDENT DAY” (Independence Day was, in fact, directed by Roland Emmerich).
He also claims that his “first” role was in a 2009 film titled The invasion“beginning with Uma Turman, Chris Odanald, Mellisa George and Alicia Silver Stone” (a science fiction film called The invasion premiered in 2007 and stars Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig).
The “Hanna Montana” lie is the latest outing from a hilariously deceitful politician embarrassing former President Donald Trump; Santos, it seems, doesn’t even bother to spell his lies correctly, or bother to stick to coherent and plausible narratives.
Twitter users have compared Santos to the fraudster protagonist of Catch Me If You Can (which was directed by Steven Spielberg), and framed it as the ultimate antidote to impostor syndrome.
The internet has also gleefully embraced Santos’ alleged story of disguising himself as a woman, under the name “Kitara Revache,” a claim backed by multiple sources. Photos, videos and interviews with old friends. Santos has denied the claims (after all, Republicans aren’t exactly known for their tolerance of drag queens).
Twitter has also been having fun with a strange Santos quote; In response to criticism for claiming that he was Jewish without having Jewish ancestry, Santos responded that he was “Jewish”, prompting comparisons with Seinfeld.
Several other Twitter users compared Santos to Sacha Baron Cohen, speculating that Santos could be the comedian’s latest larger-than-life alter ego.
Santos’ former roommate recently it was pronouncedstating that Santos only wants to be in Congress so he can acquire a generous pension and free health care for the rest of his life, leading Santos to be jokingly billed as “relatable.”
George Santos serves as an inspiration for anyone too intimate to embellish their resume; Who needs actors and comedians when we have politicians?