Rick Moranis Mistaken for Capitol Rioter Wanted by FBI
The Bureau tweeted a photo of a wanted suspect that bears a striking resemblance to the actor
The Bureau has asked for public support in identifying the man, and tweeted out a photo of the unnamed individual — who is seen wearing a helmet and glasses, not unlike Moranis' Spaceballs character, Dark Helmet.
One user responded: "I don't mean to be disrespectful, but doesn't he look like a young Rick Moranis?! On another note, thank you FBI for your hard work and diligence on finding the people responsible for the Jan 6 Capitol attack."
Twitter ran with it, of course, and started cracking jokes about the actor's comedic roles in relation to the insurrection.
See some of the hilarious reactions below.
i genuinely thought the fbi hired a social media manager to do funny bits and that this was a new meme format with rick moranis https://t.co/WuZ7yWvi8F— helen (@helen) March 21, 2021
Rick Moranis in "Honey I shrunk the Capital." pic.twitter.com/TaGU96FuDQ— Paul Healy (@Paul_Healy_) March 21, 2021
Me: Oh no—why is Rick Moranis trending....?— Carl T. Bergstrom (@CT_Bergstrom) March 21, 2021
Rick Moranis has had a rough year. https://t.co/gvK4GcfOxy— alex guarnaschelli (@guarnaschelli) March 22, 2021
Oh my God, Rick Moranis participated in the insurrection?— Rain Perry (@rainperry) March 21, 2021
No decent person should turn in Rick Moranis, he's been through enough— Josh (@RadioMcLean) March 21, 2021
Now I am legitimately concerned that Rick Moranis was at the Capitol.— Wil Borg (@borg_wil) March 21, 2021
can't believe rick moranis got punched on the street in nyc and just immediately rioted in the capitol— lisa ❄️⛄️🛷 (@deliawithit) March 21, 2021
I believe his alias is Dark Helmet.— 🚫Evan `Yee Yee Ass' Freshwater🚫 (@efreshwater5) March 21, 2021
Hey I think that guy did something to my dentist! He works at a little shop down the street, and he has this weird plant! pic.twitter.com/c8DQcBGax8— Dresdan (@Samu_Ryan5150) March 21, 2021