CNN’s Jim Acosta got roasted on social media after posting a photo of himself, wearing a self-promoting t-shirt while receiving his COVID-19 vaccine this week.
Acosta posted uploaded the picture on Monday.
The black shirt that Acosta is seen wearing in the photo has the following phrase printed on it:
“In 2020, I covered the impeachment trial & a caucus night (that lasted a week) & the primaries & the covid pandemic & the economic crash & the racial justice protests & Lafayette Square & so many rallies & the death of RBG & the president’s 1AM coronavirus diagnosis & a Supreme Court confirmation & an election night (that lasted a week) & things by tweet & the recounts & the presidential transition & I have a commemorative shirt to prove it.”
“Just the shot in the arm I needed,” Acosta captioned his photo. “The latest studies show the Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective. Please do your part to end this pandemic. Get your shot!”
Jim Acosta’s Official Tweet
Just the shot in the arm I needed. The latest studies show the Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective. Please do your part to end this pandemic. Get your shot! pic.twitter.com/QUYCt3sZ74
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 30, 2021
Acosta got blasted by the twitterverse as his post circulated.
Here are some of highest engaged reactions:
Jim Acosta actually wore this shirt to get vaccinated. I’m serious. This is real. pic.twitter.com/FhYIKb7cPp
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 30, 2021
Glad you got vaccinated, Jim. Also, why are you wearing a commemorative shirt to yourself? pic.twitter.com/xT6WhWXUWu
— Mark Ashworth (@marklarflash) March 30, 2021
This is the most Jim Acosta thing Jim Acosta has ever done, even more Jim Acosta than Jim Acosta making his Twitter header a picture of Jim Acosta pointing at Jim Acosta's Twitter avatar of Jim Acosta https://t.co/9VvwdD7aIV
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 30, 2021
If you zoom in closely, it says: “I tried super hard to journalism but all I got was this lousy T-Shirt.”
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) March 30, 2021
Next shirt should say “I’m the jackass who pushed a White House intern because press briefings need to be all about me & then I can write ‘dear diary’ posts about my experiences & get made fun of on Twitter & think I’m the shit.”
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) March 30, 2021
My goodness this t-shirt is quite the way of screaming that you're a certifiable narcissist.
Jim Acosta has to be in the top ten of the most self-centered journalists and Americans period https://t.co/2lG9zVnAGr
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 30, 2021
You’re really wearing that shirt, one you specifically picked out that day knowing you’d be photographed in it, and you wonder why your profession is held in contempt by the public.
— John William Sherrod (@jwsherrod) March 30, 2021
Ladies, find you a man who loves you like Jim Acosta loves Jim Acosta https://t.co/zI8o6XHf1C
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 30, 2021
You know you’re a narcissist when… https://t.co/O5xxA88d01
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 30, 2021
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) March 30, 2021