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 .
I believe voting to Remain will secure Britain’s place as a proud, influential country with a strong economy. TB pic.twitter.com/q6rIJI8JIx— Tony Blair Institute (@InstituteGC) June 23, 2016
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.
No Tony, stop that pic.twitter.com/Un6glHIHaJ— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) June 23, 2016
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:
Twitter went pretty fuckin’ crazy over Adams’ claims, including his old mum’s age. Question everything, amirite?
HOW WAS SHE 91 A YEAR AGO AND 93 TODAY, EH KEITH? IF THAT'S EVEN YOUR REAL NAME https://t.co/usTLjNsNlC— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) June 23, 2016
wow if only Keith's 93 year old blind mum had known this https://t.co/M2Lzq8g1z0— martha (@mxrtharose) June 23, 2016
MY 93 YEAR OLD MUM HASN'T VOTED YET BECAUSE SHE IS TRAPPED IN THE CENTRE OF A PENTAGRAM FOR OCCULT CRIMES #EUref— Belinda Carbuncle (@HEXCELERATOR) June 23, 2016
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.