Muna Mire’s Cats Are, Regrettably, Monarchist

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This week, I sat down for a solemn, mournful conversation with Muna Mire (Desus & Mero, Condé Nast, tweeting some of the funniest shit I’ve ever read) about Black Twitter, monarchist cats, and the royal elephant in the room. They detailed their post-pivot-to-video-disaster path into the television-writing and production world, shared some incredibly respectful and reverent opinions on the tragic and untimely death of imperialist nonagenarian Queen Elizabeth II, and agreed with me that Josh Gondelman’s inherent kindness is deeply suspicious. Muna also offered some excellent insight into what it takes to craft the perfect hater-ass tweet: “I have zero process. Like, a thought will come into my head, and I will just put it out there. So I don’t want anyone to think there’s any intent or intellect; it’s just my last two brain cells doing a little dance. But I would say I like when you (a) tie in a pop-culture reference — give it a li’l depth, you know? — and (b) when someone is just over-the-top rude or aggressive just like so far that it’s almost a little uncomfortable.”

You can find Muna on Twitter and Instagram at @Muna_Mire.

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