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

Yes, there are memes.

Mar 4, 2020, 12:19 pm*

Internet Culture

Siobhan Ball 

Siobhan Ball

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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With some friendly ribbing between cultures.

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

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

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

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*First Published: Mar 4, 2020, 12:18 pm