Whether or not New Yorkers will actually vote for Cynthia Nixon for Governor is still anyone’s guess, but they sure have a lot to say about the actress’ bid for office.
Since the 51-year-old announced on Monday that she will challenge incumbent Andrew Cuomo for Governor, public reaction has ranged from enthusiastic to skeptical to downright dismissive.
It’s also been pretty funny. Witty Twitter users have come out in full force to crack jokes about the Sex and the City star’s campaign, and FEMAIL has rounded up some of the most humorous tweets.
In the news: Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has announced that she is running for NY Governor in 2018
I couldn’t help but wonder… Naturally, Twitter users have reacted with hilarity
Not a Charlotte fan… This fan came up with positions for three out of the four main SATC characters
Plot: This possible SATC3 storyline seems to deviate a bit
Truth: Several people have pointed out that Nixon has a lot in common with her character
Not a crook: She’s quite different than the other famous Nixon in politics
Naturally, quite a few people purposefully mixed Cynthia up with her SATC character, lawyer Miranda Hobbes.
‘Cynthia Nixon running for governor is the best ‘Sex and the City 3′ storyline yet,’ quipped one fan. ‘That’s such a Miranda thing to do,’ noted another.’
Vice politics writer Eve Peyser even came up with positions for each of those show’s stars in government — with one exception.
‘Miranda for president, Carrie for poet laureate, Samantha for press secretary, Charlotte for NOTHING AT ALL,’ she wrote.
Several took on the show’s language, mimicking what Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie would write in her column.
Copycat: Several people mimicked the style of Carrie’s columns to talk about the development
Go-getter: On the show, Miranda is a lawyer — so it wouldn’t be outrageous for her to run for public office
High-brow: This particular faux-column excerpt doesn’t seem to fit with what Carrie typically writes about
Puntastic: This fan came up with an incredibly clever pun for the situation
Here for it: Several made jokes about lesbians running things (though Nixon is actually bisexual)
Bright idea: Many were already planning things she could do in office
‘Later that night I got to thinking, was Miranda right? Was running for governor the new brunch?’ wrote one.
‘I couldn’t help but wonder… could Miranda fix the subway? Or was it me that needed fixing?’ wrote Verge reporter Dami Lee.
‘She was fed up with New York’s education system and women being pushed to the periphery by a political apparatus that dismissed them as convenient votes with inconvenient opinions,’ wrote Charlotte Clymer of Hillary Clinton’s communications team.
‘And as I sat there, I wondered: was Cynthia Nixon playing Miranda or was Miranda there all along?’
Kicking things off: The star is pictured arriving at a campaign stop to announce she is running for Governor of New York in Brooklyn on March 20
Not a fan: This man joked that he would likely not vote for her for a very telling reason
The actor!? Some fans had responses for those who take issue with an actor running
Hypocrites: Some joked about critics of Nixon’s decision
You tell ’em! This writer seems to feel vindicated for identifying as a Miranda
What’s her stance? Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall’s feuds is one of the great divides of our time
One fan, Run for Something’s Amanda Litman, clapped back at Miranda haters with the tweet: ‘What a delight today is for every woman who’s ever been called a “Miranda” as an insult.’
Other fans found different creative ways to reference the beloved HBO show — including Time reporter Charlotte Alter, who quipped that understanding a tricky relationship on the show should be a litmus test for sharing political opinions.
”If you can’t give me a rundown of exactly why Miranda broke up with Steve then please spare me your uninformed political opinions okay?’ she wrote. ‘I only have time for professionals who actually know what they’re talking about.’
Writer Ira Madison III even ventured a funny question that a reporter might ask Nixon in a press conference.
‘Cynthia Nixon, what is your position on the recent dissolution of the Cattrall-Parker Accord of 1998?’ he wrote, referencing the ongoing feud between SJP and Kim Cattrall.
Dun dun dun… Even the cheesier jokes earned plenty of appreciation
Props: This fan points to evidence that the star can run the state
Serious issues: It’s likely that Sex and the City will come up a lot during the race
Something to say: Actress Laura Marano weighed in on the news as well
Hold up: This woman pointed out the wildly different reactions to Oprah and Nixon
One particularly punny fan wrote. ‘Too bad Cynthia Nixon isn’t running for police commissioner because she’d be great at reading people their [lowers designer shades] Miranda Rights.’
There were also several people whose funny reactions had nothing at all to do with Sex and the City, but the fact that Nixon is bisexual. (Several have incorrectly labeled her a lesbian; she identifies as bisexual but is married to a woman.)
‘I say we let the lesbians run/fix everything, a Militia Etheridge, if you will,’ wrote one.
‘Cynthia Nixon is running for governor,’ wrote another. ‘Naturally, you may want to question what experience she really has in governing. As a gay man I can assure you that all lesbians are qualified to do literally every job. They are the most prepared humans on the planet.’