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U.K. citizens are voting on Thursday to determine whether their country stays in the European Union. Both sides of the referendum have been incredibly vocal in their wishes, taking to social media to let their voices be heard.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair took the sign route, posting a photo of himself on Twitter after casting his ballot .
Where do we begin with this? On a surface level, the fact that the sign is slightly cut off is pretty golden. So too is Blair’s need to sign his tweet “TB,” perhaps as a warning that staring too long at his visage can prompt some type of tuberculosis reaction.
Blair was a controversial figure when he left office. His public image and political legacy further suffered from accusations of war crimes, to say nothing of their implications. Needless to say, the Photoshop work on his sign doesn’t exactly paint him in the best of lights.
Tensions are running high around the country as voters await a final announcement, scheduled for Friday at the latest. The court of public opinion appears to be unanimously united in memes, at least. In addition to that godawful Blair tweet, U.K. citizens have banded together to lampoon another man and his 93-year-old mother.
Here’s Keith Adams’ original message, akin to the woke toddler memes of the American election but with an oldass blind woman who may or may not have trouble controlling the volume of her voice:
Just took 93yr Mum to vote, she’s registered blind. In a very loud voice she said, “Which box for out?” A cheer went up from waiting voters
— Keith Adams (@keitheadams) June 23, 2016
Twitter went pretty fuckin’ crazy over Adams’ claims, including his old mum’s age. Question everything, amirite?
Adams responded to the mockery by blogging about it, because this is the age of open letters, goddamn it. He admitted to egging on cheers from fellow voters but doesn’t address the question of how his mother can age two years in one.
Then again, that whole occult crimes thing is certainly a compelling angle. Virus Johnson might be onto something.
A former Weekend Editor at the Daily Dot, April Siese's reporting covers everything from technology and politics to web culture and humor. Her work has been published by Bustle, Uproxx, Death and Taxes, Rolling Stone, the Daily Beast, Thrillist, Atlas Obscura, and others. Siese joined Quartz in December 2016.