Yorkshire Tea’s takedown of a troll who wouldn’t let that Tory photo go is a very British triumph
Yorkshire Tea has been put through the mill, you’ll no doubt have seen, after chancellor Rishi Sunak tweeted a picture of himself making a cuppa next to a giant great big bag of the stuff.
It prompted so much fury in some quarters that the Yorkshire Tea people had to go on Twitter to explain that it really was nothing to do with them and, well, why don’t we just try to be nice to each other instead?
So it’s been a rough weekend.
On Friday, the Chancellor shared a photo of our tea. Politicians do that sometimes (Jeremy Corbyn did it in 2017). We weren’t asked or involved – and we said so the same day. Lots of people got angry with us all the same. pic.twitter.com/7uVmKDf7Jd
— Yorkshire Tea (@YorkshireTea) February 24, 2020
Most people really appreciated it but not everyone took them at their word and insisted on still being angry. Really angry.
People like Sue, for instance.
They tried to be reasonable with their response, you might think.
But it didn’t stop Sue, it really didn’t.
By which time even the good people of Yorkshire Tea couldn’t take it anymore, and their final word was 10/10.
Took not just the biscuit, the whole packet, with the phrase ‘Sue, you’re shouting at tea’ going wildly viral on Twitter.
If you want to sell T-shirts with “Sue, you’re shouting at tea.” on them then I would buy one. Just saying.
— Mark 🏴🏴🇪🇺 (@TheBeardyBoyo) February 26, 2020
— Phil Burns 💭 🏴 🏴 (@philburns) February 26, 2020
petition for "Sue, you're shouting at tea" to be the new slogan for twitter dot com
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) February 26, 2020
“Shouting at tea” is twitter, in a nutshell. This person deserves a pay rise and a half for this week. https://t.co/qMffui8XI4
— Sali Hughes (@salihughes) February 26, 2020
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) February 26, 2020
And a word of advice for everyone.
Ask yourself “am I Sue, shouting at tea?” before every tweet. pic.twitter.com/Ult2PSZjTt
— Rob Manuel – Follow @fesshole NOW! (@robmanuel) February 26, 2020
Source Twitter @YorkshireTea