I haven’t ever heard of British political David Kurten, but apparently he’s a former member of UKIP, has been a member of the London Assembly since the 2016 election and also doesn’t think that you need to wear a mask because lions don’t wear masks.
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I’m not really sure why he feels the need to compare the physiology of lions to humans, but he made the claim via his Twitter account alongside a post of a lion in case any of us weren’t sure just what he was talking about. He then continued to double down on his claim and brag about the fact that his tweet received 17 million impressions, despite the fact that most of these were probably from people disagreeing with him or calling him a knob. That’s mainly how things go viral these days David.
Lions don’t wear masks. pic.twitter.com/o7nWVIKRxG
— David Kurten (@davidkurten) December 30, 2020
See it again. My most popular tweet with 17 million impressions. https://t.co/iD3s54uBoF
— David Kurten (@davidkurten) January 2, 2021
One of my favourite replies has to be the one where somebody informs him that four lions tested positive for Coronavirus back in December in Barcelona. Seems like maybe they do need to wear masks there hey David?
Anyway, here’s a couple of the best replies which have contributed to David’s 7 million impressions:
Lions don’t wear seat belts either.
Lions don’t eat vegetables.
Lions don’t brush their teeth or wipe their butts.
Lions don’t socialise outside their family group.
So what? We are humans. And we have brains which are capable of understanding the nature of disease prevention.
— Flims Radar (@FlimsRadar) December 31, 2020
— Dr Benjamin ‘Ward Viking’ Janaway (@drjanaway) December 31, 2020
Yes, famously very few lion epidemiologists though David.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) December 31, 2020
If that’s true, how do you explain this picture I took just this morning outside my local Tesco, David? pic.twitter.com/kNZSVeAl3q
— Gordon McGuinness (@PFF_Gordon) December 31, 2020
Encouraging the spread of a virus during a pandemic ought to be an arrestable offence.
At the very least, @TwitterSafety should refuse to allow its platform to be used to encourage what is, effectively, manslaughter.
— Elinor Elliot (@ElliotElinor) December 31, 2020
They’re also not allowed in grocery stores because they will kill people. Amazing similarities.
— Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) December 31, 2020
There’s only 20,000 lions left in the wild you absolute melt.
— Kirk McKeand (@MckKirk) December 31, 2020
Not really sure if your tweet can really be classified as a success for going viral when it’s gone viral for everyone calling you an idiot, but maybe we should give this one to Kurten. It is the start of a new year after all.
For more of the same, check out the crazy lion lady who went on the run and decided to troll the police. That’s a story I completely forgot about.