Peter Brant II, Teen Son Of Billionaire, Jokes About ‘Contingency Plan’ To Kill Obama And Posts It On Instagram
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 9, 2012
The Huffington Post | By Meredith Bennett-Smith
As Americans across the country reacted to news about President Barack Obama’s reelection, one young member of the 1 percent took to Instagram to make a very public, very unwise joke.
It all started when Peter Brant II, the 18-year-old son of publishing mogul Peter Brant Sr. and supermodel Stephanie Seymour, began exchanging mocking text messages with friend Andrew Warren, Jezebel reports.
Warren, whose location on Twitter is listed as “NYC/HAMPTONS,” joked that the election results were going to make him “poor,” to which Brant replied, “I have a contingency plan. Kill Obama hahaha.” The remark was then followed by a joke about women’s rights.
Not wishing this witty exchange to remain just between the two friends, Brant took a screenshot and posted it to his Instagram. Comments were mixed, with someone feeling the joke was hilarious, and others feeling very much the opposite.
Warren took to Twitter to defend himself on Wednesday.
But Brant has yet to comment via the social networking site. As of Wednesday evening, his joint Twitter account with younger brother Harry contained only the dregs of last night’s election tweets.
All “jokes” aside, making threats against the president is no laughing matter. Donte Jamar Sims, a 21-year-old from North Carolina, was arrested in September after threatening Obama in a series of tweets, including one that said “Ima hit president Obama with that Lee Harvey Oswald swag,” The Smoking Gun reports.
As NYMag’s Hilary Moss quips, “HAHAHAAHAHA … won’t it be uproarious when the Secret Service stops by Chez Brant later today?”