Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene was mocked online after she mistakenly shared an anti-war message by tweeting the lyrics of "99 Red Balloons" in a tweet about the Chinese spy balloon that set off a diplomatic crisis over the last week.
Greene tweeted "Now there are 3," referencing reports from news outlets which confirmed Chinese balloons crossed over the United States at least four times in recent years.
Her tweet included the lyrics to the song, which is known for its anti-war message.
Released at the height of the Cold War, "99 Red Balloons"—originally "99 Luftballons" by the German pop band Nena—is about two children who innocently release a batch of balloons into the air only for them to create a panic among international governments and trigger a nuclear war.
You can see Greene's tweet below.
Greene's failure to understand the song's lyrics exposed her to significant mockery online.
The Chinese government said it "regrets" its weather surveillance "airship" accidentally flew over United States' airspace after the Pentagon said a purported spy balloon flew over Montana.
Greene was among the more prominent Republicans who called for it to immediately be shot down, but the Pentagon advised President Joe Biden to wait until there would be no danger to people or property.