Newsmax anchor Greg Kelly baffled people on Wednesday after sharing his thoughts about cannabis on Twitter and included a couple of details that pretty much no one believes are actually true.
“SMOKING WEED (aka GRASS) is NOT a good idea,” Kelly tweeted Wednesday. “I’ve tried it (back in the day) and it was WORSE than anything that happened to HUNTER BIDEN. I “toked up” with some buddies in Kentucky and woke up 4 days later in Nairobi, Kenya. With no idea what happened. DON’T DO DRUGS.”
Kelly’s Twitter account contains a lot of, uh, incoherent content like this. For instance, he recently accused President Joe Biden of not actually owning his dogs Champ and Major (arguing it’s a “political stunt”). And he also railed against his local McDonald’s — which he insisted on spelling “MacDonalds” — for no longer serving the “McFish” sandwich (which he apparently confused with the chain’s Filet-O-Fish menu item). But this new tweet, which appears to be inspired by Hunter Biden’s new memoir and the legalization of cannabis in New York, is something special all on its own.
First, for the record, there is no documented case of anyone smoking marijuana and then developing amnesia for several days. There are, of course, narcotics — such as Rohypnol and Ghb — known to cause blackouts lasting several hours if taken in sufficient quantities, especially if mixed with other drugs, particularly alcohol. And alcohol can cause blackouts lasting several hours. But by itself, cannabis is absolutely not known to produce such effects.
Second, there’s the international travel aspect of this weird claim. Presumably, Kelly would have been an adult at the time, we assume a young adult, and since he was born in 1968 we assume a window from 1986 (when he turned 18) to the mid 1990s. But even back then flying internationally had plenty of hurdles. Passport, ID, money for the ticket, not to mention the logistics of finding lodging, etc. Going to Africa wasn’t cheap.
Also, why did Kelly pick Kenya of all countries for this claim? Is it a weird Obama reference? Is it because it alliterates with Kentucky? Who knows. What we’re saying is, we really don’t believe him. Whether or not he believes this story is of course another question entirely, but if he does he’s almost certainly alone.
Pretty much everyone who saw this tweet mocked it, and in some real good ways too. Almost no repeated jokes. Lots of explaining that if the story is true, Greg definitely took something stronger than cannabis. And plenty of confusion about whether Kelly’s account is a parody or not.
“My cousin did 5 Marijuanas and now he’s a dog,” one person joked.
“This happens every time I smoke smh the money I spend to get flights to Kenya is crazy,” another said.
“Whoever woke this boob up ten minutes after he passed out on the floor and told him it was four days later and he was in Kenya deserves a medal” said another.
And even politicians got in on it. “Cheers to all who have “toked up” in Kentucky and ended up in Kenya because that’s definitely a thing that happens when you smoke weed,” ex-California congresswoman Katie Hill joked.
We have no idea if this is just some weird, unfunny attempt at an early April Fool’s joke or if Greg Kelly actually expects us to believe this thoroughly unbelievable nonsense about what cannabis does to people who ingest it. We do know, however, that the dunks on Kelly are all pretty funny. See some of them below.
SMOKING WEED (aka GRASS) is NOT a good idea. I’ve tried it (back in the day) and it was WORSE than anything that happened to HUNTER BIDEN. I “toked up” with some buddies in Kentucky and woke up 4 days later in Nairobi, Kenya. With no idea what happened. DON’T DO DRUGS.
— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) March 31, 2021
Cheers to all who have “toked up” in Kentucky and ended up in Kenya because that’s definitely a thing that happens when you smoke weed https://t.co/OXp6jkmwdV
— Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) April 1, 2021
Somebody has to name a strain "Nairobi Express" in honor of this real tweet from a dude who a fascist cult considers a real source of news. https://t.co/4YFMZHdv9P
— ?Rev Magdalen (@revmagdalen) April 1, 2021
This happens every time I smoke smh the money I spend to get flights to Kenya is crazy https://t.co/hKBRIHFhUI
— thompymusic (@thompymusic) April 1, 2021
My cousin did 5 Marijuanas and now he's a dog.
— John Howard (@manyspaceships) April 1, 2021
Whoever woke this boob up ten minutes after he passed out on the floor and told him it was four days later and he was in Kenya deserves a medal. https://t.co/tFbtIjS3bv
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) April 1, 2021
badass im going to try ganja now my friend says he can get us some
— miles klee ? (@MilesKlee) April 1, 2021
hold up you weren't high when you ordered a mcfish? https://t.co/uCKAqK0xnZ
— The Bernie Sanders of Employers (@DMoritzRabson) April 1, 2021
greg I don’t know how to break it to you but those weren’t “buddies” and that wasn’t “weed”
— Attorney@Law (@TheGlare_TM) April 1, 2021
I read like 20 of this guy’s tweets and still not sure it’s a real guy.
— Grammar Influencer (@PETEKEELEY) April 1, 2021
That's cocaine, the most dangerous thing weed made me do was raid the cupboards for snacks.
— Alex Cole (@acnewsitics) April 1, 2021
Greg Kelly is performance art. I am convinced of it. https://t.co/62SXapc2OH
— Ben Gardner (@BenGardner87) April 1, 2021
Reads like a Mad Lib.
SMOKING (Drug) is NOT a good idea. I’ve tried it and it was WORSE than anything that happened to (celebrity). I (slang for drug use) with some buddies in (State) and woke up (number) days later in (Foreign City) with no idea what happened. DON’T DO DRUGS.
— Brian Hamm (@brianrdhamm) April 1, 2021
I don’t think that was weed, Greg!!!
— Colin Moriarty (@notaxation) April 1, 2021