Tweet on Australia’s Christian male president goes viral
Barack Obama’s “four more years” victory tweet has had 802,216 re-tweets and counting, a twittersphere record. However, some other tweeters aren’t quite as happy. So unhappy in fact, they think they might have better luck in Australia.
BARACK Obama’s “four more years” victory tweet has had 802,216 re-tweets and counting, a twittersphere record. However, some other tweeters aren’t quite as happy. So unhappy in fact, they think they might have better luck in Australia.
Many tweeters have been taking to social media, hashtagging their support for Romney and declaring an intention to move Down Under following Obama’s victory. However, just what it is they expect to find once they get there is a little unclear.
Whilst most don’t choose to qualify exactly why Australia is now their destination of choice, one Georgia republican resident, Kristen Neel, at least expects a warm welcome from a Christian male president on her arrival.
Her disappointment with an Obama victory was followed quickly by the tweet:
“I’m moving to Australia, because their president is a Christian and actually supports what he says.”
It immediately attracted interest on Twitter, being retweeted more than 1400 times. Many thought it necessary to point out to Kristen that Australia’s Prime Minister was actually an atheist female, lest she not be too disappointed when first stepping off the plane.
Ian Cuthbertson, TV editor at The Australian gave her a friendly heads-up, tweeting: “Our Prime Minister is a woman, an atheist who lives with a man she hasn’t married. I don’t think you’d like it here.”
“I think you meant Antarctica. Move there,” tweeted @post_rock0.
The tweet has also led others to nominate their alternative country of choice.
I’m moving to Polynesia where their Czar is a Jedi who believes in Santa” says Adrian Bostick.
Malcom Pascoe: “I’m moving to Canada because their king is a Jedi and actually stands up for unicorns.”
And My name is Boogie is heading to Russia “so Sarah Palin can see me there.”
“I’m moving to Australia to watch the Wizard give #kristenneel the Scarecrow’s brain” tweeted Joanne Boston.
Kristen Neel’s account has since been deleted, but in the interest of posterity it has been reposted as a picture and continues to do the rounds.
See Tweets of the Week for twittersphere’s reaction.
The tweet has also inspired this helpful meme, which, judging by the number of people planning a move, might be best turned into a billboard to put up in the arrivals hall: