When UKIP tweeted the following, I don’t think they fully anticipated the reaction it would get…
“Why are you voting UKIP this year? Tell us, tell Twitter and let’s get it trending! #WhyImVotingUkip”
The tweets began with serious reasons from party supporters, but quickly turned into an all too easy opportunity to make fun of the UKIP and everything they stand for. #WhyImVotingUkip was certainly trending by this morning, but for all the wrong reasons!
Here are a selection of responses:
Shoaib M Khan @UK_HumanRights – #WhyImVotingUkip: because, like the leader @Nigel_Farage, I get a bit racist when I’m tired too.
AJM. @YouMustBeAnna – #WhyImVotingUkip because voting far right and blaming minorities after an economic downturn worked so well before, let’s try that again.
Tom McArthur @TomMcArthur – #WhyImVotingUkip – because Shakira should be a pop star, not a legal system. Oh, wait…
Dylan H Martell @TorySwing – #WhyImVotingUkip: because no political party is standing up for the white, middle-class, heterosexual male, and that needs to change.
Grace Petrie @gracepetrie – #WhyImVotingUkip because approximately 158% of gays are Romanian.
And my personal favourite:
Vikki Stone @vikkistone – #WhyImVotingUkip Because the weather’s really starting to pick up, and I don’t want it ruined by gays.