Tony Blair makes a Brexit blunder on Twitter
Photo of former British PM holding a 'Remain' sign inspires Photoshop artists
Former British prime minister Tony Blair is the latest politician to become prey to Twitter users' penchant for Photoshop memes.
Blair weighed in on today's Brexit vote, tweeting a photo of himself holding a white card announcing his stance. In other words, he gave the internet a blank slate and said, "Go nuts."
I believe voting to Remain will secure Britain’s place as a proud, influential country with a strong economy. TB <a href="https://t.co/q6rIJI8JIx">pic.twitter.com/q6rIJI8JIx</a>—@tonyblairoffice
Blair remains a controversial figure after his time in office and Brits took this opportunity to criticize his political legacy. Within minutes, Twitter users were replacing "I Voted Remain" with some pointed remarks.
No Tony, stop that <a href="https://t.co/Un6glHIHaJ">pic.twitter.com/Un6glHIHaJ</a>—@TechnicallyRon
Others went beyond British politics with their posts, targeting both Blair and Donald Trump.
Far too proud of this <a href="https://twitter.com/jimwaterson">@jimwaterson</a> <a href="https://t.co/6z9qyOydWw">pic.twitter.com/6z9qyOydWw</a>—@_CalumBrown
Someone also couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a reference to Beyoncé's latest album.
Ah the old white card problem. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EUref?src=hash">#EUref</a> <a href="https://t.co/A43SIH2CZD">pic.twitter.com/A43SIH2CZD</a>—@LouisAlexDore
Of course no internet meme is complete without John Cena.
Good to see Tony Blair doing his bit. <a href="https://t.co/83O4gu7zCB">pic.twitter.com/83O4gu7zCB</a>—@Mike_Vaughan
Blair isn't the only U.K. politician to make a Twitter faux pas. Two years ago, British Prime Minister David Cameron's Twitter photo of a phone call with U.S. President Barack Obama was mocked by celebrities, including Patrick Stewart.
The Brexit referendum ends today, but the internet is forever. Even when it's this weird.
My submission to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tonyblair?src=hash">#tonyblair</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/voteremain?src=hash">#voteremain</a> shenanigans <a href="https://t.co/3Untgj1Vt5">pic.twitter.com/3Untgj1Vt5</a>—@EsatDedezade