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Philly Clout: Is Pistachio Girl’s Trumpster persona a publicity stunt?

November 25, 2016 GMT

By Staff

THE SUSPICIONS have been swirling around Emily Youcis for the better part of 2016, after the animated cartoonist known to Phillies fans as “Pistachio Girl” rebranded herself as a staunch supporter of Donald Trump and darling of the so-called alt-right.

Some people who know Youcis have insisted that it’s a publicity stunt, an elaborate piece of performance art that the late Andy Kaufman would be proud of. They say she created the obnoxious Trumpster persona to drum up publicity for her Alfred Alfer movie and boost donations to her Patreon page.

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