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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior and anti-gun violence advocate Emma Gonzalez is the subject of a bizarre meme posted on Facebook over the weekend by Rep. Steve King.

The Washington Post reports that the Iowa Republican shared the meme on Sunday; it references the Cuban flag patch sewn onto the jacket Gonzalez wore during her speech at Saturday’s March For Our Lives.

Here’s the meme:

Screenshot: Steve King/Facebook

It was met with considerable criticism in the comments, but King’s team has defended (naturally) its decision to go after a teenager, both on Facebook and in an email to the Post.

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‚ÄúAnd the meme in question obviously isn‚Äôt an attack on her ‚Äėheritage‚Äô in any way,‚ÄĚ a spokesperson wrote in an email to the Post. ‚ÄúIt merely points out the irony of someone pushing gun control while wearing the flag of a country that was oppressed by a communist, anti-gun regime. Pretty simple, really.‚ÄĚ

King is one of several grown-ass adults working in government who have singled out Gonzalez with rightwing memes and other conspiracy-minded bullshit.

Earlier this month, a Republican candidate dropped out of a race for the 57th District in the state‚Äôs House of Representatives after calling her a ‚Äúskinhead lesbian.‚ÄĚ Over the weekend, a photoshopped meme showing Gonzalez ripping the Constitution in half started making the rounds.

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Gonzalez first became one of the most recognizable figures from the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas when her rally speech directed towards the NRA went viral; on Saturday’s March For Our Lives, she spoke with strategic silence. As a high school senior, Gonzalez is already doing more to mobilize people than government officials, and they’re shitting their pants over it.