Homophobic Politician Tries His Hand At Hashtagivism, So Twitter Buries Him In Gay Kisses

Homoerotic images are now swamping Jacob Rees-Mogg's feed.

A Catholic politician hoping to be the next Conservative leader of the U.K. attempted to gain traction by starting his own Twitter hashtag for supporters to share. But the plan backfired when the hashtag was hijacked by people using it to flood his feed with photos of same-sex kisses.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, who happens to be fiercely against marriage equality, began using #MoggMentum earlier this month in the hopes that it would start trending. But Twitter user Alex Andreou crafted a plan that took the homophobic politician’s efforts in a different direction.

“Wouldn’t it be a dreadful thing if homophobic leadership-wannabe Jacob Rees-Mogg’s hashtag #moggmentum was totally swamped by homoerotica?” he wrote.

That’s all it took for a flood of gay love to come pouring in as a response to Andreou’s online activism.

The person running the Twitter account responded to the photo, writing, “I find it extremely amusing that people keep direct messaging me people of the same gender kissing as if I oppose it. Neither me or JRM care.”

“If you cared to listen to the interview on #GMB you will perhaps understand it’s the terminology and concept of marriage that is the issue,” the person added. “Which is an issue between the church and state. I have no qualms about homosexuality or want to interfere in other people’s lives.”

So that at least clears it up. Rees-Mogg doesn’t care that gay people exist, he just doesn’t want them to have the same rights as heterosexuals.

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