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This week's characters include a former United States senator who doesn't think Native Americans have much culture, a podcast star with bad COVID-19 advice and more.
Each day on twitter there is one main character. The goal is to never be it — maple cocaine (@maplecocaine) January 3, 2019

Every day somebody says or does something that earns them the scorn of the internet. Here at Digg, as part of our mission to curate what the internet is talking about right now, we rounded up the main characters on Twitter from this past week and held them accountable for their actions.

This week's characters include a former United States senator who doesn't think Native Americans have much culture, a podcast star with bad COVID-19 advice, a former New York City mayor in hot water, an Upper East Sider with quite the story to tell and a guy whose rumpled suit broke the internet.

Monday

Rick Santorum

The character: Rick Santorum, former United States senator, CNN commentator, subject of obscene Urban Dictionary entry.

The plot: On Monday, a video of Santorum saying Americans "birthed a nation from nothing" went viral. "I mean, there was nothing here," he quipped. "I mean, yes we have Native Americans but candidly, there isn't much Native American culture in American culture." The clip was unearthed by Media Matters researcher Jason Campbell.

CNN's Rick Santorum: "We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here. I mean, yes we have Native Americans but candidly there isn't much Native American culture in American culture" pic.twitter.com/EMxOEYDbg7 — Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) April 26, 2021

The repercussion: Santorum's remarks sparked a widespread furor on Twitter, with many people calling upon CNN to discipline the former senator-turned-commentator.

Seriously is any one surprised to hear this hot garbage coming from Rick Santorum?!

Nothing was here?! No native American culture in American culture?! America hasn't changed?!

Ok @CNN … ok! https://t.co/fGjJTf3u1m — Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) April 26, 2021

I can't believe Rick Santorum said that thing that I'm not surprised Rick Santorum said. —…
@jamescrugnale
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