Conservatives get a lot of flack for being humorless. Senator Ted Cruz is usually no exception, but he posted a pretty hilarious tweet on Halloween night that actually had the internet cracking up.
Cruz sent his followers a 'Zodiac Killer' style note, referencing a wacky conspiracy theory.
Happy Halloween https://t.co/jIgTaIMzep— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1541011121.0
President Donald Trump famously accused Ted Cruz of being related to the Zodiac Killer during the 2016 election, and the Senator had a little fun with that wacky theory Halloween night.
Before we give Cruz too much credit, it should be noted he posted the EXACT SAME tweet last year.
@BenSasse https://t.co/CRKdrSDWes— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1508349141.0
Either way, the internet had strong feelings about Cruz's viral tweet on Halloween night.
I just tried explaining Ted Cruz being the Zodiac Killer to my boss I hate being a fucking millennial— local embarrassment (@local embarrassment) 1541084055.0
Internet: lol @tedcruz is the zodiac killer Ted Cruz: lol I am the zodiac killer Internet: um fuck off dude— 💜🖤morthicca addams💜🖤 (@💜🖤morthicca addams💜🖤) 1541084018.0
the only thing scarier than Ted Cruz being the zodiac killer is TED CRUZ BEING HIMSELF. don’t be fooled, pals, we’d… https://t.co/FVSk8iAQTG— garbageface (@garbageface) 1541083718.0
The zodiac killer would deny being Ted Cruz to help his image.— Troy Richter (@Troy Richter) 1541083429.0
Why would a Senator compare themselves to a serial killer? The internet investigated.
@tedcruz Wait... so you're the Zodiac Killer 🤨.. I dont get this .— Mek Mek ♊ (@Mek Mek ♊) 1541082835.0
Ted Cruz pulling off that Zodiac Killer stuff really gonna raise his polling numbers cause dumb ass millennials will this he cool now lmao— jason🦉 (@jason🦉) 1541082538.0
Ted Cruz tweeting that Zodiac picture yesterday was absolutely fucking weird. Maybe it's my blatant bias against hi… https://t.co/loXdIEyNHg— Jonny 🥦 (@Jonny 🥦) 1541082441.0
@tedcruz Wow just saw your Zodiac Killer post. You're truly sick. Is this how Dominionists think? What a horrible person you are.— Richard Shornick (@Richard Shornick) 1541081957.0
@_DinkinFlicka_ @tedcruz It's what the Zodiac Killer would send to cops or reporters 🙄 I can't remember where I saw… https://t.co/HDzCGo516B— space orphan (@space orphan) 1541081645.0
But a few people were willing to take the joke at face value.
So Ted Cruz has basically done nothing good ever, but goddamn if I don’t crack up every time he runs with the Zodia… https://t.co/l8AZAF0IQM— STEVE HERE!! (@STEVE HERE!!) 1541081810.0
Ted Cruz is the worst, but he made a zodiac killer joke for Halloween, so there's that. 😂— Rosie Robinson (@Rosie Robinson) 1541082369.0
@freedom_moates @tedcruz @jack .@tedcruz is actually having fun with this. Let him rock it. Besides...maybe he is… https://t.co/W7uOvLn0Ty— Dizzy Kincade (@Dizzy Kincade) 1541081307.0
Others thought it was gross to capitalize off Cruz's bizarre Zodiac connection.
GUYS TED CRUZ IS SO FUNNY TO YOUTHS LIKE ME BECAUSE HE'S IN ON THE ZODIAC JOKE! please send help— goreycandy🎃 (@goreycandy🎃) 1541080934.0
Ted Cruz making a joke about being the zodiac killer means he has a small sense of humor, which is terrifying becau… https://t.co/mIWwZ21tZV— miranda 🦖 (@miranda 🦖) 1541080886.0
At the end of the day, should a Senator up for re-election really be comparing himself to a serial killer? Probably not! But we'll give Cruz (and his social media team) a little bit of credit for the well-timed Halloween tweet.