The funniest 11 reactions to the Tories’ Corbyn-bashing Love Island water bottles
Because they’re the party of the ordinary man and woman in the street – or on a sofa, watching TV – the Conservatives decided to mix a massive popular culture event with a bit of political advertising – specifically, Corbyn bashing. To coincide with the final episode, they launched a competition to win limited-edition water bottles with a Conservative Party-Love Island crossover theme.
They made a website for entries, with this text.
“Yeah that’s right – we’re giving away Love Island water bottles for the final (obviously). Some with a political twist, some not so much. Either way you’re going to be staying hydrated.
With just a limited number available, winners will be chosen at random. So don’t miss your chance to get yours. Just fill in your details below!
#FreeMerch #FinalCountdown #DontBeAMelt”
It included this tempting photo of one of the bottles
Complete with the witty slogan …
“Don’t let Corbyn mug you off”
Word soon spread on Twitter. These are the 11 best reactions.
— Henry Zeffman (@hzeffman) July 30, 2018
LABOUR: Millenials, you have a right to affordable housing, a living wage…
TORIES: No. You can have a water bottle and you'll be grateful for it. https://t.co/iSuNdW4X13
— heartbeeps (@hrtbps) July 30, 2018
It is with an incredibly heavy heart that I must announce that the Conservative party is giving away Love Island-themed "don't let Corbyn mug you off" water bottles. https://t.co/F9ymkgKbnR pic.twitter.com/4G3pqNXqLL
— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) July 30, 2018
Some of the issues facing young people – impossible to get a house, low wages, insecure employment, tuition fees, poor mental health provision and increasingly having to care for their elders.
Answer from Tories – throw em a water bottle – clueless https://t.co/4K5O0qUP7Q
— Dave Ward (@DaveWardGS) July 31, 2018
HOW IS THIS A THING
THE TORIES ARE MAKING LOVE ISLAND WATER BOTTLES…https://t.co/HsMYauW8eb
— Jeremy Abbott (@FunsterMixmag) July 30, 2018
I would’ve loved to be in the room when Tory HQ decided the way to persuade young voters was releasing Love Island come political water bottles https://t.co/Q4qH9jgwAq
— ImogenEllis (@ImogenEllis__) July 30, 2018
Can’t decide whether this is excellent or horrific. Either way I’ve entered https://t.co/YWs2MlW1cN
— Oli Coulson (@olicoulson13) July 30, 2018
What fresh hell is this?
In a bid to be relevant and ‘down with da kidz’ the Conservative Party is advertising free #LoveIsland water bottles on its Insta ahead of tonight’s final.
Tell me this is a bad joke. pic.twitter.com/20OSsbek54
— Lauren Clarke (@rensyclarke) July 30, 2018
— Laura Owen (@LauraAOwen) July 30, 2018
After only a couple of hours, the wheels came off the Tories’ carnival float as ITV announced that they were the only source of genuine Love Island merchandise. The competition website was hastily edited to remove any reference to the show.
The Conservatives' Love Island-themed water bottles are still online but they've taken out the words 'Love Island'. This isn't a joint promo attempt between ITV and the Tories, it's just the Tories being weird https://t.co/bWPTXBsbug
— Thea de Gallier (@theadegallier) July 31, 2018
And, just in case you were wondering …
There are no plans to stockpile Love Island water bottles
— Ross Kempsell (@rosskempsell) July 30, 2018