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‘Toilet paper crisis’ trends as people panic purchase amid coronavirus outbreak

Yes, there are memes.

 

Siobhan Ball

IRL

The coronavirus has people going nuts in all kinds of exciting ways. The most recent fallout? A multi-country toilet paper shortage.

The hashtag #toiletpapercrisis is trending in both Australia and the UK with contributions from other parts of the world, adding a little bit of international flavor to what is at least a funny result of a mismanaged pandemic.

https://twitter.com/byronkaye/status/1235017935590055936

Australia took the chance to weaponize literal toilet humor at its government.

https://twitter.com/5SOSQUEEN1992/status/1235118689520775169

As well as just riffing on the situation in classic, earthy Australian style.

https://twitter.com/byronkaye/status/1235071501239332864
https://twitter.com/PhidMcAwesome/status/1235016489423388673

British people also latched on to yet another opportunity to drag The Sun, a particularly unpopular British newspaper that regularly trends on Twitter as people put out calls to boycott it.

https://twitter.com/P3T3RJOHNROG3RS/status/1235192732727021568

With some friendly ribbing between cultures.

Turns out toilet paper isn’t the only thing that’s been panic-bought out of existence, either.

https://twitter.com/NatFigBar/status/1235100448232632321

And there are some real concerns over what this shows about how we’ll all handle an actual supply crisis or disaster.

https://twitter.com/chloedentonxo/status/1235233070367862784

But at least the memes are good. That’s what’s important, right?

https://twitter.com/rick2511/status/1235154375611305984
https://twitter.com/Bishop64/status/1234995306040717313

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