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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.

girl_fusion 8th-Nov-2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
The epitome of "stupid American". Ugh!!! Just please stop talking, you are embarrassing the rest of us.
moonshaz 8th-Nov-2012 06:26 pm (UTC)

My first thought, after I stopped lolling, was "OMG, the rest of the world is going to think we're ALL this stupid," at which point I felt like rolling up into a small mortified ball of humiliation and looking for a hole to disappear into.
ahria 8th-Nov-2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
That was my reaction too!
girl_fusion 9th-Nov-2012 03:01 am (UTC)
I do that when I travel to other countries sometimes. I definitely know who is from the U.S. and who isn't. All I have to do us just listen for the most obnoxious, loud and ignorant groups of people. Not hard to miss at all. Sad, right?
lastrega 9th-Nov-2012 08:57 am (UTC)
She was far from the only American threatening to move to Australia if Obama won, just the most ridiculous. And the national hobby is taking the piss out of people.
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