Twitter brilliantly trolled a United Kingdom man who posted some angry tweets about people who don’t celebrate or acknowledge Christmas.
“I know this is early, Merry Christmas to all," Twitter user @AnishUKIP wrote in his now deleted tweets. "We are a western Christian country. If this country loses its identity the rest is meaningless."
He went on to say, “And If (sic) people are offended by Christmas, I will personally drive them to the airport myself.”
Extending such a generous offer is where Anish went wrong. In no time, the Twittersphere was flooding Anish’s mentions with ride requests for their holiday travels.
.@AnishUKIP Hi Anish - I'm offended by Christmas and I'm flying out of Luton on Thursday. Pick me up at about 10.15am?— Tim (@ruudboy) December 3, 2016
@AnishUKIP Hey Anish, I'm offended by Christmas, can I get a lift to stansted on Monday 12th of Dec, and. Pick up on the 19th awesome thanks— Brendon Hope (@BrendonHope) December 3, 2016
Hi @anishukip, is this the one I tweet for free airport pickups? Do you do early mornings to Edinburgh airport? Offended by xmas etc. Thx.— Fergus Boden (@fergusboden) December 4, 2016
.@AnishUKIP Hi Anish, I'm offended by Christmas and would hate to be shipped off to Spain via Gatwick on 5th January. Thanks doll!— Rachel M (@montfelisky) December 5, 2016
While it may seem clear that Anish’s offer was rhetorical, who in their right mind would pass up a potential free ride? Or at the very least, an opportunity to troll a culturally insensitive Christmas freak.
Comedian Bethany Black collected a recap of the entire exchange and shared it on Sunday. It has since garnered more than 24,000 retweets and was even shared by “Harry Potter” series author J.K. Rowling, according to Mashable.
I love it when twitter is perfect like this. pic.twitter.com/VEDQgZ09rb— Bethany Black (@BeffernieBlack) December 4, 2016
Anish, however, must not have found the stunt very funny because he set his profile to private, ruining all of the fun. He’s clearly short on tolerance — in every sense of the word.
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