Tate Reeves pranked into reading fake name as he honored graduates. His response was priceless.

Published 11:58 am Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has been systematically reading aloud the names of thousands of Mississippi graduates in online videos. And hidden in the staggering number of names, a phony name slipped through the, well, cracks.

Reeves on Sunday morning during in a Facebook Live read the name of a fictitious graduate – Harry Azcrac. If you didn’t catch the junior high humor here, stop and read the name again.

It was clearly a moment fans of shock jock Howard Stern would be proud of.

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But Reeves took the prank in stride, jokingly responding on Twitter that, “In 10 minutes we’ll be honoring more graduates on Facebook Live. Maybe even Ben – the pride of the Dover family.”

Reeves further noted that, “Harry’s submitter has a bright future as a Simpson’s writer!”

It’s good to know Reeves has a good sense of humor about the matter, but shame on the juvenile-mind that took away the seriousness of the governor’s efforts to try and make the pandemic-interrupted graduations a little more special for Mississippi students.