Let us be honest. When someone significant says, “let’s get this trending,” usually Twitter responds and indeed, brings in the goods.
However, most of the time Twitter doesn’t respond in the serious way that many hashtags are intended for. Who remembers #susanalbumparty? So when UKIP innocently asked Twitter for reasons why they were voting UKIP, following horrible hashtag fails in the past and the ridicule the social media network gave them last week over their carnival attempts, you’d think that they’d expect the backlash that followed.
Great to see #WhyImVotingUkip trending – let us know why you are!
— UKIP (@UKIP) May 21, 2014
Of course, the entirety of the UK on Twitter came together to explain exactly why they were voting for UKIP – or not. Nigel Farage and his party were exposed to further mockery, as per usual.
Here are Kettle’s top 10 favourite joke tweets saying #WhyImVotingUKIP.
#WhyImVotingUKIP Because Im sick of immigrants coming over here and seasoning our bland food.
— Seeby (@seeby123) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip because I heard they were going to take Britain out of Europe, so I’m hoping they move us somewhere hot like the Caribbean
— UK Banter (@UKBanter) May 22, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip Because I’m worried that Muslims will force me to practice Shakira Law, and my breasts are small and humble
— James McMahon (@jamesjammcmahon) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip Because the weather’s really starting to pick up, and I don’t want it ruined by gays.
— Vikki Stone (@vikkistone) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip I used to work as a flag holder and a pole took my job.
— Jennifer Mills (@jennffer) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip I recently purchased a Turkish Delight, yet was not delighted
— Pride of Cymru (@NotOfficialCCFC) May 22, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip: because no political party is standing up for the white, middle-class, heterosexual male, and that needs to change.
— Dylan H Martell. (@TorySwing) May 20, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip Less Asians means lower grade boundaries
— Julian Manieson (@APimpNamedJules) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip because not even my cats speak English and there’s two of them and one of me and I feel marginalised in my own home.
— Thomas Jennings (@24framescast) May 22, 2014
— Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) May 20, 2014
UKIP will probably think again next time they want to get trending on Twitter… Because it seems at the moment that Twitter will definitely give it to them.
Thanks for the entertainment, UK, you have certainly restored my faith in humanity.
See any other great reasons #WhyImVotingUKIP? Let us know in the comments below!
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