When I started this blog, I never thought I’d find myself writing about politics, however here we are with one of the funniest misused hashtags ever!
On Tuesday evening, some UKIP members took it upon themselves to try and promote their beloved farce of a political party by using the hashtag #WhyImVotingUKIP.
UKIP is the only party that supports grammar schools and a resurgence in social mobility #WhyImVotingUkip
— Mark Jenkinson (@markjenk) May 20, 2014
However, As any self respecting internet user knows, politics do not mix very well with the internet, especially the comedians that live on Twitter… What ensued was instant hilarity.
#WhyImVotingUkip we need to remove foreigners because they messed up my order at the Indian takeaway
— PKMN Master Conor (@EliteFourCon) May 22, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip Because I'm worried black people will start breeding with gay people and we'll create a master race of amazing dancers
— James McMahon (@jamesjammcmahon) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip because as a woman, I need to be kept in my place.
— Cath (@Aylania) May 22, 2014
Because not only are my neighbours Polish, but I spotted a Chelsea shirt on their washing line. #whyimvotingukip
— Manoj Koeri (@manojpoppadom) May 22, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip at least if I fail to get into Uni, my mum can't play that 'I'm sending you back to Nigeria' card cos she'll be going too
— Emmanuel (@EmmanuelSpeaks_) May 22, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip because they are the first political party to recognise my ability, as a lesbian, to cause global warming
— Nicöle (@Nicole___Morris) May 22, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip because my university is being overrun by Librarians and we need to send them back to Libraria
— Student Problems (@ProblemsAtUni) May 22, 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 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
#WhyImVotingUkip because I once ate some French cheese which gave me a tummy ache
— Robin Ince (@robinince) May 20, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip because I once got stung by a wasp and I bet it was from the EU
— Hayley (@hayleymccarthyy) May 21, 2014
#WhyImVotingUkip Because gay people shouldn't be able to control the weather.
— Yorkshire Gamer (@Jeansybaby) May 21, 2014
This has continued for over 25,000 tweets and I can’t see it slowing down any time soon!
Internet, I salute you!