The Case for KW Miller

Linda Qiu, Staff Writer

KW Miller is a politician from Florida who is currently running for a seat in the state’s 18th Congressional District. An avid believer “in American exceptionalism,” the conservative claims he is projected to win the District in November 2020.

The first time I saw KW Miller trending on Twitter was after he went viral for this tweet: Miller, KW (@KwCongressional). “Last month @AOC worked with KPOP agents via the app TikTok to sabotage the President’s rally. KPOP is foreign propaganda. Why was AOC conspiring with Koreans such as Junkook and BTS (Big Time Socialists) to undermine our president? TikTok is Chinese owned. Kim Jong Un knew?” 7 July 2020, 7: 15 PM. Tweet. 

This tweet drew attention for a number of reasons. It referenced K-pop, which has a large social media presence online. It accused Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most well-known U.S. Representatives, of being a traitor to the U.S. And, bizarrely, Miller insinuated that China, North Korea, and South Korea are closely allied.

Looking at KW Miller’s Twitter account now, he has since then followed up with a succession of similar statements. 

More notably, the Big Time Socialists tweet has now been deleted from Miller’s account, as have some of his more controversial posts: 

Miller, KW (@KwCongressional). “Most white women join Black Lives Matter to fornicate with black men.” 15 July 2020, 1:30 PM. Tweet. 

Miller, KW (@KwCongressional). “Beyoncé is not even African American. She is faking this for exposure… She is Italian. This is all part of the Soros Deep State agenda for the Black Lives Matter movement. BEYONCÉ YOU ARE ON NOTICE!” 5 July 2020, 12:48 PM. Tweet. 

Many people have already concluded that KW Miller is a bigot, sexist, racist, homophobe, crazy conspiracy theorist, etc. Part of that might be true to some extent. However, there is some method to his madness.

KW Miller’s antics online have resulted in him receiving the greatest public recognition out of the politicians running for a seat in Florida’s 18th District. Furthermore, there is a part of the population that genuinely believes in the conspiracy theories he spouts and will support him.

Personally, I think KW Miller is an obvious parody of the Republican stereotype and a hilarious one at that. If he does win that seat, I wouldn’t be surprised. It’s hard to believe he’s serious about his tweets when his most recent ones include:

Miller, KW (@KwCongressional). “They ask me ‘KW Miller, when do you sleep?’ I sleep when the liberal demons sleep, which is not often.” 24 July 2020, 2:01 AM. Tweet. 

To me, the greatest appeal of KW Miller’s account isn’t seeing what he writes, but how people in the replies react. This means that if people stopped responding to him, his account would lose appeal. Miller’s critics should realize that the most effective way to hurt him would be not reacting. Furthermore, responding seriously to him could have the negative effect of furthering the political divide. Regardless, KW Miller might not be a competent politician, but he’s an effective comedian.