On Sunday, social media was rocked by the revelation that, according to a new, unauthorized biography, British Prime Minister David Cameron once engaged in icky acts with a dead pig during an "initiation" event while enrolled at Oxford.
The puns began immediately.
Photos were closely examined.
The jokes have been pouring in since.
Needless to say, it quickly led to the Prime Minister being rechristened "David Hameron" and the Prime Rib Minister. It wasn't long before takes on the memes of the day started getting posted.
I mean, when Pizza Hut's UK Twitter account is (pig) roasting you…
Then multiple hashtags started up like #piggate, #snoutgate, or, our favorite, #baeofpigs. We've rounded up a few of the finest #baeofpigs tweets that have appeared so far because that hashtag is very good.
First things first, people realized the hashtag was the realest.
It was Sean!
Some express the bewildering nature of the news very well.
With a small dash of hyperbole.
Some are nice little pieces of misdirection.
There are a lot of region-specific tweets that are probably very funny to the people in the UK.
This guy is so excited he had to put all of his puns in one tweet.
Image macros sprang up quickly.
And so did the Photoshops.
A lot, and I mean a lot, of children's pop culture was invoked.
And, you know, some utility was discovered in the situation.
These tweets have been funny and all, but we shouldn't be surprised about these allegations, really. After all, David Cameron was raised in Berkshire.
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