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I guess nobody told her the Australian PM is a woman and an atheist

10:20 am - 11/08/2012
It must be quite a shock for Julia Gillard to find that President Barack Obama's re-election somehow transformed her into Australia's male, Christian president who "actually supports what he says".

Confused? So was Kristen Neel, a teenager from Georgia, who gained Twitter infamy in Australia in a matter of hours on Wednesday evening.

After news President Obama won four more years, the 18-year-old tweeted: "I'm moving to Australia, because their president is a Christian and actually supports what he says."

She has since deleted her Twitter account, but search tool Topsy showed she was retweeted over 1500 times.

Before she went offline, Ms Neel tried to explain.

"I was referring to the prevous (sic) office that actually had a moral position," she wrote.

Australian political and media observers didn't take long to pounce, sending out numerous tweets.

lozbabie 8th-Nov-2012 02:48 pm (UTC)
It was picked up in Australia because of how insanely stupid it was. As koken pointed out we have a female, atheist Prime Minister. Generally the 'BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAA' tweets get covered (and there have been other articles about people who want to move to Australia which have been met with bemusement) regardless, but this one is just so mind blindingly stupid that it defies belief.

It also fits the narrative that Americans generally have no clue about the outside world.
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