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Marjorie Taylor Greene in hot water over frightened dog photo

By Jake Beardslee · February 18, 2024

In brief…

  • Photo shows MTG posing with man holding apparently frightened Chihuahua
  • Image went viral, with many commenters suggesting dog looked terrified
  • Follows other viral moments for Greene this week including UK aid comments
  • Social media users frequently criticize the controversial congresswoman
  • Photo shared by X user known for lambasting conservative figures
The viral photo of Marjorie Taylor Greene posing with a visibly uncomfortable Chihuahua is the latest social media pile-on for the controversial Republican congresswoman.  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America/Wikimedia

A photo of Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene posing with a young man holding a terrified-looking Chihuahua recently went viral on social media. The image was seemingly taken at the 2022 Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida.

While Greene and the dog’s owner smile in the picture, the animal appears “petrified” and cowering from the camera according to observers. Ron Filipkowski shared the photo on X, commenting that the “look on that dog’s face says that he just got into a bad situation.”

Many social media users reacted to the photo by calling for the dog’s rescue, one user on X, @Rene_gadeCowboy suggesting it looked “traumatized.” One user claimed “all dogs hate MTG.”

Filipkowski frequently criticizes conservative figures online. He recently mocked former President Donald Trump over photos from a New Year’s Eve party, speculating Trump may have gotten a facelift. Filipkowski also poked fun at Lara Trump’s singing abilities after she released a cover song, despite objections from the original artist’s estate.