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Senator nominee Jon Fetterman uses Dr. Oz’s Viral Supermarket Gaffe to summon a celebrity franchise

Lt. Governor John Fetterman and Dr. Mehmet Oz

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Dr. Mehmet Oz is being called out on social media by fellow Senator Jon Fetterman after a video he shared several months ago went viral about the cost of groceries.

On Monday, Lieutenant Colonel Fetterman, 53, mocked Oz, 62, Share a video The doctor posted on Twitter in April regarding grocery shopping expenses.

“I thought I was going to do some grocery shopping, I’m at Wegners,” Oz said in the video, revealing his first mistake. Behind him is a sign showing he’s shopping at Redner’s, a Pennsylvania-based supermarket company. Twitter users assumed he was mistakenly mixing up Redner’s grocery chain and Northeast Wegmans, resulting in the new portmanteau.

Although a relatively minor mistake, it plays a larger role in the Fetterman-Oz rivalry: this one is from Pennsylvania through and through, and the other is a transplant from New Jersey who is unrelated to the Pennsylvania electorate.

Dr. Oz became eligible to run in Pennsylvania only after he moved into a home owned in the state by his relatives—a fact Fetterman pointed out repeatedly.

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In the now infamous video, Oz went on to say he wanted to get ingredients for his wife to make the sausage, and he started plucking things off the shelves.

He got broccoli, asparagus, and carrots for a total of $10. Then he grabbed a guacamole and a tub of fresh salsa, raising the total. “Guys, that’s $20 for experts and that doesn’t include tequila,” Oz said. “This is outrageous, and we have Joe Biden to thank for that.”

This week, Fetterman focused on the viral moment. “In the Palestinian Authority we call this a vegetable tray,” Deputy Governor wrote on Twitter On Monday, Emphasize Oz’s fictional term for a vegetable dish.

“Dr. Oz regularly shop for experts at Wegners in Huntington Valley,” he added sarcastically.

Senator nominee Jon Fetterman uses Dr.  Oz's Viral Supermarket Gaffe to summon a celebrity franchise

Senator nominee Jon Fetterman uses Dr. Oz’s Viral Supermarket Gaffe to summon a celebrity franchise

Dr. Mohamed Oz / Twitter

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Fetterman also released a new limited edition campaign poster on Monday to build on the momentum of Oz’s video and “honor Dr. Oz’s love of dignity and the Wegners.”

Fetterman has been hanging around on the popular TV Doctor Who for months now, creating a number of viral moments.

In a 30-second ad in July, Fetterman said, “This is John Fetterman. He’s a primary choice we have here. I got into politics just to make my city, and then Pennsylvania, a better and safer place. He just moved here to run for office.”

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Fetterman then ridiculed Oz’s celebrity status, which he claimed would prevent the Republican candidate from adequately representing the Pennsylvania working class.

“Want someone going around North Jersey? Look, he’s not one of us. He says he’s going to fight for people working. Okay. Hey, Dr. Hollywood. Save your money. Pennsylvania isn’t for sale.”

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After the ad campaign, Fetterman flew a banner mocking his opponent’s messages across the sky that read, “HEY DR. OZ, WELCOME HOME TO NJ! ❤️ JOHN.”

Next to the picture of flying words Posted on TwitterFetterman wrote, “To all the yinz + youse down the beach today: I hope you’ve seen my very kind letter ✈️ to a longtime famous New Jersey resident 🥰.”

Pennsylvania Governor John Fetterman, the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate seat, speaks during a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Governor John Fetterman, the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate seat, speaks during a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Jane J. Buscar/AFP/Shutterstock Pennsylvania Governor John Fetterman, the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate seat, speaks during a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The irony of Oz’s residence claim traces a questionable voting history. After using his in-laws’ speech to vote in Pennsylvania in 2020, Oz also voted in New Jersey that same year, according to Politico.

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Oz had earlier answered questions regarding his residency in the country and his legality to run. He said, “The Pennsylvanians I’ve spoken to are quite clear that they care more about what I do than where I come from.”

Additionally, even though Oz is a New Jersey native, he attended college and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School—his claim to statehood. Oz, endorsed by former President Trump, leads 17 percent behind Fetterman, according to a Momentive/SurveyMonkey poll conducted in August.



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