This mansplainer was brutally owned and his attempt at a comeback makes it even better
Still one of the great mansplaining moments of all time is this exchange with a mansplainer who didn’t know quite so much about Tolstoy or the Communist revolution as he first thought.
It was shared on Twitter by historian Katrina Gulliver and it’s an epic encounter (and a lot shorter than War and Peace), beginning when a Twitter user called Marchella said this about the ‘follies of Communism’.
And it didn’t end there.
‘Russian history is not my forte. I will stick to the British/Roman/Greek history section of my personal library numbering 500+ books. Cheers.’
Just let it go, man! Although the ‘Righteous Pumpkin’ guy appears to have since realised his mistake and deleted his account.
Here are our favourite 7 things people were saying about it.
A masterclass in hubris pic.twitter.com/1rmDaWGoZN
— Kevin (@kevnem2) July 10, 2019
Would never have guessed. pic.twitter.com/NeHsfpWTnw
— David Tuck (@opusdeath) July 10, 2019
It is kind of refreshing in this day and age to see someone just take the L when called out instead of doubling-down and defending a bad position.
— Sean Bilodeau (@chisoxfan30) July 10, 2019
“I assure you, despite my abject arrogance and stupidity, that I am a genuine expert in other fields” isn’t really “taking the L.” It’s just an especially embarrassing form of sour grapes.
— Jeremy Ray Jenkins (@JeremyRJenkins) July 10, 2019
Let’s not forget that it started with Marchella lying about having read War and Peace 🤣
— Ruth O’Hare (@firebird2110) July 10, 2019
— Andy Gibbons (@andyffgibbons) July 10, 2019
10 tweets later:
“Okay, so I thought Greek history was mostly about yoghurt. I guess I was wrong.”
— Martin (@NataliasDad) July 10, 2019