Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'Peach Tree Dish' Blunder Viewed Over 1M Times

Marjorie Taylor Greene's latest speech blunder has gone viral on social media and resulted in ridicule for the Georgia representative.

Greene, who last week won her Republican primary, was speaking during her latest broadcast of "MTG Live," her streaming broadcast that airs on her social media pages.

In the clip, Greene claimed that the government wants to monitor every aspect of life in America.

While raising a new conspiracy theory, the clip became popular on Twitter with 1.2 million views due to her mispronunciation of petri dish as "peach tree dish."

"You have to accept the fact that the government totally wants to provide surveillance on every part of your life," Greene said.

"They want to know when you are eating, they want to know if you are eating a cheeseburger which is very bad because Bill Gates wants you to eat his fake meat that grows in a peach tree dish."

The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft has called on wealthy countries to stop eating beef because of the environmental cost of its production.

In an interview in February 2021 to promote his new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Gates told the MIT Technology Review: "I don't think the poorest 80 countries will be eating synthetic meat. I do think all rich countries should move to 100 percent synthetic beef.

"You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they're going to make it taste even better over time."

Without addressing her gaffe, Greene continued and warned of Americans receiving a "zap" if they eat meat.

"You will probably get a little zap inside your body and that is saying 'no, no, don't eat a real cheeseburger, eat the fake burger,' the fake meat from Bill Gates," Greene said.

"They probably also want to know when you go to the bathroom, if your bowel movements are on time or consistent, what else do these people want to know?"

Before the video cuts out, a person can also be heard laughing off-camera. Following the video, the Georgia representative has been mocked and her intelligence questioned on Twitter.

"I owe [Marjorie Taylor Greene] an apology. I have been mocking her intellect using example after example of her stupidity, not realizing that she's actually someone who thinks things are made in a 'peach tree dish,'" singer Richard Marx tweeted.

"Yes. She's that stupid and deserves our profound sympathy. Apologies."

"So much going on here. The MTG Live logo. 'Peach tree' dish. Not knowing why Bill Gates advocates for eating less beef," comedian Pep Rosenfeld tweeted.

"But the paranoia gets to me. This nutcase is so crazy. And she's not just in Congress, but is looked up to by lots of fellow nuts to whom it all makes sense."

"'Peach tree dish.' She's a living, breathing SNL skit. You couldn't successfully parody her, even if you tried, because she's better than any jokes or punchlines you could write," novelist and screenwriter Cole Haddon tweeted.

Leaning into the joke, political satirist Mr. Newberger tweeted an explanation of the term and its faux origin.

"The peach tree dish was named after a German inventor and bacteriologist who took long naps under a peach tree. He would often wake up with rotting pits stuck to him. The rotting peaches gave him the idea for a dish to hold growth medium in which cells can be cultured," Newberger wrote.

Newsweek has contacted Marjorie Taylor Greene for comment.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) addresses supporters during a primary election watch party on May 24, 2022 in Rome, Georgia. A video of a blunder by Greene has gone viral on Twitter. Getty Images/Jessica McGowan