I cannot tell a lie, I laughed so hard when I read an article on Tucson about Senator John McCain asking for more Twitter followers, and instead lost thousands of followers!
Poor ol Songbird learned the hard way that people on the internet really don’t care about feelings…like, at all.
On Monday night, McCain expected to gain some followers to push him over 3 million when he tweeted out, “We’re only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!”
We're only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) December 4, 2017
In reality, thousands of people unfollowed him. In fact, nearly twenty thousand have unfollowed him already and it’s still going!
And the internet did help spread the word, but in the opposite way the senator was hoping for.
Using the hashtag #UnfollowMcCain, a mass unfollowing ensued.
Thousands voiced their displeasure of the senator asking for followers and also used the opportunity to speak their mind about McCain’s recent support of the tax reform bill.
“Unfollowed… should have reconsidered that tax scam vote,” @staygold8512 added, and @madmia2 said, “You’re kidding, right? *THIS* is what you’re concerned with?”
By 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon, about 6 hours after the senator’s original tweet, he has lost more than 17,000 followers on Twitter.
Don’t worry McCain, now you’re only 17,0074 away from 3 million followers! LOL
Here are some more replies:
Maybe if you rethink your tax bill vote you'll get more followers… Your vote was so disappointing after all the nice talk about due process
— Nuli (@nuli273) December 5, 2017
No thanks. Try looking out for the American people and maybe we’ll consider.
— tiffany call (@typhanieanna) December 4, 2017
I would have helped if you wouldnt have sold us out!
— Dave (@dego1237) December 4, 2017
from 74 down to almost 10,000 down.
i'm guessing this is going to get WAY worse. #priorities
— Willie Conway (@WillieCConway) December 4, 2017