'Parks and Rec' stars slam NRA for using Leslie Knope gif: 'F--k off'

The cast of "Parks and Recreation" is calling out the NRA for using a gif of Amy Poehler's character, Leslie Knope, on Twitter.

On Wednesday night, the National Rifle Association's official Twitter account tweeted at radio personality Dana Loesch to thank her for "being the voice of over 5 million #NRA members." Along with the tweet was a moving image of Poehler's character saying, "Thank you."

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Writer Michael Schur was the first "Parks and Rec" personality to react to the tweet.

"Hi, please take this down," he wrote under his social media pseudonym Ken Tremendous. "I would prefer you not use a GIF from a show I worked on to promote your pro-slaughter agenda."

Additionally, Schur had a message directly from Poehler herself, which she asked him to share on her behalf because she doesn't have a Twitter account. 

"Also, Amy isn't on twitter, but she texted me a message: 'Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f--k off?'"

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Adam Scott and Nick Offerman, who were also both on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," also responded late on Wednesday night.

"Hey @nra please stay the f--k away from Leslie Knope," Scott wrote.

"Our good-hearted show and especially our Leslie Knope represent the opposite of your pro-slaughter agenda," Offerman added. "Take it down and also please eat sh-t."

The outcry from the cast comes amid an increased national debate over gun control, gun safety laws and the immense power of the NRA in American politics following the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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