There are certainly a hundred of ways to become famous online, and a British woman just recently discovered one – to misspell the name of a popular president on Twitter.
Gemma Worrall, a 20-year old beautician from England, posted a message on the micro-blogging site on March 03 and woke up the next day as a Twitter supernova, albeit, a ridiculed superstar.
Her message posted on her account @gemworrallx looked innocent and well-intentioned, even sincere at first glance, it read: ‘If barraco barner is our president why is he getting involved with Russia, scary’, except that the person he referred to is no less than the United States President, Barack Obama.
The Huffington Post – Canada wrote of Worrall’s ‘keyboard glitch’: “In less than 140 characters, Worrall managed to mangle the name of the American president, confuse him with Britain’s own leader and become something of an internet sensation along the way. For better or for worse.”
Worrall’s tweet was immediately ridiculed on Twitter and was retweeted several times over, enough to actually make headlines on some newspapers across the globe.
Twitter people were laughing at the misspelling while some couldn’t get over the fact that the name of famous US president Barack Obama, who has been in office since 2008, could have been hilariously mistaken for ‘Barraco Barner’.
One commenter, apparently also British like Worrall, pointed out not just the misspelling but the glaring mix-up and wrote,” he’s not even our president either you spaz hahaha.”
The infamous tweet also made headlines in newspapers in England, Australia and Belgium.
Lauren Marshall (@laurynmarshall) told Worral, “im reading about you in London…this is weird…only you” and referred to an article on Metro newspaper about her tweet.
Another message came from one Hans Mertens (@wattoto) who said the funny tweet also made news in Belgium. It read “You made the Belgian newspaper! # Congratz.”
But the funniest reply, so far, came from Australia that says, “Hey you’ve made our national news here in Australia! Congritulotions!!!!!,” wittily containing a misspelled ‘Congratulations’ alluding to Worrall’s own mistake.
Meanwhile, after discovering her message became an ‘instant ridiculed hit’ on Twitter, Worral posted another one wondering why people became rude to her over a simple misspelling.
She wrote on March 04,”Why am I waking up to shit loads of mentions because i spelt the presidents name wrong, worlds gone crazy.”
“Some people find it funny, some people are getting personal…either way I don’t care I haven’t stopped laughing at myself all day,” she further wrote.
In an interview with the Blackpool Gazette, she said “I’ll admit I’m not into politics, I was watching the news and tried to act clever but it back-fired.”
“I’ve had a lot of abuse about the tweet but only from people who don’t know me,” Worral added.
In the meantime, a recent check with Twitter showed Worrall’s account had since been deactivated.