The Australian Republic Movement has tried (and failed) so make some kind of point about the state of our politics by inadvertently supporting Prince Andrew‘s ascension to the throne, or something.
In a tweet that was probably supposed to highlight the arbitrariness of royal secession, the movement instead implied people want Prince Andrew – yep, the guy with child sexual assault allegations against him and close, well-documented ties to Jeffry Epstein – to be our next head of state. Yikes.
“The main reason Prince Andrew is not the next head of Australia is because Prince Charles was born first,” the post said.
“Don’t like it? Take action.”
— Australian Republic Movement (@AusRepublic) August 14, 2020
No. No no no. We do like the fact Prince Andrew is not our head of state, actually. No action needed.
Obviously, the goal of the republican movement is to have an Australian head of state, not Prince fkn Andrew. Their message here is that with our current system, we were very close to having Prince Andrew as head of state by virtue of his birthright, and they’d like to abolish that altogether.
However the tone and awkward phrasing of their tweet sure does sound like they’re agitating for the alleged pedophile to hold our highest office. Why not Ghislaine Maxwell for PM, while we’re at it?
It appeared to be a very, very strange hill to die on. Twitter felt the same way.
this straight up looks like a pro-prince andrew campaign https://t.co/Fphux558Yp
— christian (@christianmccrea) August 15, 2020
Guys, this is not a smart tweet. https://t.co/JVA0hrpAqB
— Elias Jahshan | الياس جهشان (@Elias_Jahshan) August 15, 2020
omg what are you dooooing https://t.co/SfRTs4wtPB
— heldavidson (@heldavidson) August 15, 2020
What we need is….prince Andrew? As our…head of state??? https://t.co/M9vNOKEwC0
— strong bolognese (@macaulaybalkan) August 15, 2020
time travelling back to 1948 to convince prince philip to not cum inside the queen https://t.co/Vm21Z9yFoJ
— Nick Schadegg (@nickschadegg) August 15, 2020
Maybe use another royal next time, Australian Republic Movement. Or better phrasing. Or just make better posts in general.
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