Following Sunday night’s presidential debate, questioner Ken Bone has become an internet sensation.
Bone asked a question to the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates last night, saying, “What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job loss for fossil power plant workers?”
Ken’s unique look of thick rimmed glasses, a bright red sweater, thin mustache, and a disposable camera that he used to photograph the event led to him becoming an overnight internet meme sensation. #KenBone began trending on Twitter with approximately 94,000 tweets, Twitter parody accounts popped up of him, and his name became one of the most talked about topics on Facebook.
— AKA Dave (@Dahmerscookpot) October 10, 2016
ken bone is what happens when we all work together and pray for an affordable halloween costume idea #faith
— AtlantaFX (@AtlantaFX) October 10, 2016
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 10, 2016
Ken Bone is a national treasurehttps://t.co/f4q9tghV2D
— Ben Goldey (@BenGoldey) October 10, 2016
— The Other Michael J (@MichaelJRadio) October 10, 2016
CNN even named Ken Bone the winner of Sunday night’s debate:
Ken Bone is legit https://t.co/tas6m79xt3
— Zach Everson (@Z_Everson) October 10, 2016
Some have even called for Bone to receive his own talk show:
If #KenBone doesn't get a talk show called "No Bones About It" where he good-naturedly talks current events, we don't deserve a country.
— Stephen Port (@realstephenport) October 10, 2016
Bone’s sudden rise to fame hasn’t gone to his head, with him commenting, “My red sweater is more famous than me.”
— CNN (@CNN) October 10, 2016