Nancy Grace is many things: an outsized TV personality, a cultural lightning rod, a former failed contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” … and a veritable Twitter gem.
I call her a “Twitter gem” the same way Donald Trump might merit that status: Her missives aren’t useful or informative so much as lurid — and really, unintentionally hilarious. She’s known for hashtags like #MicrowaveBaby and #DwarfSexSting, which tread that very fine line between outraged and indecent. She has strong opinions on topics from pot to guns to Jodi Arias … and on Twitter, at least, only the force of her own furor to back them up.
This is nothing new, of course; Grace has been on Twitter since 2008, first as @TheNancyGrace and then as @NancyGraceHLN, and she’s sent nearly 11,000 tweets in that time. They’ve only picked up since Grace joined her current network, HLN — which has, incidentally, decided to rebrand itself as the (unlikely) home for the social media generation.
Still, on Monday Grace tweeted something so absurd — so oblivious — so perfectly Gracian — that it got us itching for more of her best (worst?) material.
What exactly is a Jell-O shot? Have you had one? #JelloShotMom?— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) June 10, 2014
With that in mind, we waded into the deluge of Grace tweets. If you don’t currently follow her, this is what you’re missing. (Keep in mind that each of these tweets is 100-percent sincere.)
I can hardly cook a pot of macaroni & cheese—so how did this mom allegedly help kill & dismember her hubby’s former lover?! #DismemberedMom— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) January 30, 2014
My kids love McDonald’s! They even love the new creepy Ronald McDonald! But apparently, so do child molestors #BathroomAttack?— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) June 11, 2014
A lot of perfectly normal people murder their children #BabyInDryer— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) September 11, 2012
Was this a #MurderForPizza?— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) September 28, 2012
In some states, killing & eating a pet is not a crime! #BakedCat— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) January 10, 2014
Do I want a naked man sliding his booty down an inflatable slide—then my kids using that slide? I can’t even think about it! #PervyPJParty— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) February 7, 2014
I want answers #BoxOfInfants— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) December 18, 2013
Too obese for the death penalty? It’s not like he has to run around a track to the electric chair #TooFatToDie?— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) September 19, 2012
This was not just a ‘friendly dance’ #TeacherLapDance— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) April 29, 2014
Every time I talk about this, people say pot is no worse than alcohol. Are those my only 2 choices in life—to get high or drunk? #PotAndTots— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) March 12, 2014
So often when people do horrible things, they find a quote from somewhere in the Bible that somehow makes it all okay #HotForTeacher— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) December 7, 2012
His lover is pregnant, but cops say: this guy doesn’t want the baby, so he cooks her breakfast–laced w/ the abortion pill! #KillerPancakes?— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) April 1, 2014
Do you know what Fireball whiskey is? This is the first I’m hearing of it! #2Rich4Justice— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) May 21, 2014
Of course, not everyone is entertained by Grace’s Twitter antics. In April, comedian/serial Twitter bully Seth Rogen tweeted an insult to Grace that we cannot, regrettably, embed on a PG-rated Web site. He apparently took issue with Grace’s well-documented aversion to pot.
Grace, for her part, took it in stride.
.@Sethrogen hi seth! thx for watching!— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) April 17, 2014