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‘Cupboard boy’ Julian Assange gets roasted on Twitter, again

Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks

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Assange is missing a sense of humor online.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange keeps trying to connect with his loyal followers through Twitter, but he’s not doing a great job. In July, he tweeted that he asked Donald Trump Jr. to publish his e-mails, which showed that Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign, on WikiLeaks. Trump Jr. cucked him, publishing the e-mails himself on Twitter. Then, earlier this month, Assange decided to conduct a really dumb Twitter poll that asked if the transparency of the Trump presidency, even if it’s completely accidental, was good or bad.

On Monday, when a solar eclipse was visible across the United States, Assange decided to take this opportunity to give his take on wearing protective eyewear versus not wearing protective eyewear during a solar eclipse, a topic that was the subject of a lot of jokes on Twitter in the days leading up to the eclipse.

https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/899749975277613057

Assange seems to be talking about only total solar eclipses here. We all know that it is dangerous to look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eyewear, like President Trump did on Monday. Oddly, Assange tweeted this after the eclipse already ended. Just an FYI for future eclipses!

Now it’s Tuesday, and Assange is already on to another topic: Googling where reporters say he lives. The tweets came shortly after the New Yorker published a profile of Assange, where his living arrangement at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London is described as “roughly three hundred and thirty square feet, comprising his private quarters and a few rooms that he shares with Ecuadorian staff.”

Perhaps this article prompted Assange to see how people have categorized his Embassy accommodations in the past, and how he earned the nickname “Cupboard Boy.”

https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/899941687572746240

He conducted some more internet searches on himself.

https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/899948481493819392

Then came this follow-up about Harry Potter and “class hazing”:

https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/899957148150616065

What???

Assange’s tweets were just asking for a roast.

Some people pointed out the search results that Assange chose not to explore.

Assange has just one request. If you’re going to write about him, at least say he is tall.

https://twitter.com/crehage/status/899956430786220032

Sorry, it’s hard to focus on height when you lack the ability to laugh at yourself.

Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly is the Unclick editor at Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.