Aussie Twitter bans ScoMo from “getting on the beers” to celebrate the end of Victoria’s lockdown with the trending #NoBeersForScotty.
Following Victorian Premier Dan Andrews‘ recent iconic moment where he confirmed Victorians “can finally get on the beers” due to the easing of their longwinded COVID-19 lockdown, Twitter has now banned ScoMo from joining in on the bevvies with #NoBeersForScotty.
The trending Twitter hashtag arose after Premier Andrews announced the end of Victoria’s stage-four lockdown on Monday, leading one reporter to ask: “Can I confirm you are saying we can finally get on the beers?”
It was then that the Victorian Premier humorously responded: “I don’t know that I’ll be drinking a beer tonight. I might go a little higher up the shelf.”
— 🍩🍩 #IStandWithDan 🍻 (@DrCrazyThoughts) October 26, 2020
Following this, ScoMo uploaded a video to Twitter congratulating Victorians, as well as Premier Andrews, for having come out the other side of what was, by all accounts, a brutal but necessary lockdown.
“I said right at the outset going into this lockdown, Australia will only succeed if Victoria succeeds,” ScoMo said.
“And you are succeeding, and that’s a result of your efforts. So now, Melbourne and Victoria can safely re-open, and we need to ensure that Victoria stays safely open.”
— Sharnelle Vella (@SharnelleVella) October 26, 2020
However, things quickly backfired when Twitter got a hold of the video and started #NoBeersForScotty, mocking ScoMo for his continued discouragement of Premier Andrews’ globally applauded decision to lockdown Victoria for 111 days to contain the spread of COVID-19.
— Kyle Jacob | hEDS | Bababooie | AntiFa | 🌏🌊🌱 (@Bababooie42) October 27, 2020
133 days of lockdown and not a peep out of you. You undermined our Premier at every turn. You went to QLD for a week of electioneering, but no time for Vic in 4 months. Not a word of encouragement. You can piss right off now – this isn’t about you. #NoBeersForScotty https://t.co/QCqawK1iol
— Michael Peiniger (@MichaelKameleon) October 26, 2020
— 💧Don Wilson (@gorgeousdunny1) October 26, 2020
Liberal MP, Tim Smith also copped a Twitter-flogging after attempting to call out Premier Andrews for “gloating”, using a photo of four donuts to represent the “800 Victorians who died in the second wave caused by his hotel quarantine fiasco”.
800. That’s the number Daniel Andrews should be reflecting on.
Rather than gloating, he should take responsibility for 800 Victorians who died in the second wave caused by his hotel quarantine fiasco.
The last four months has been a tragedy for so many families. pic.twitter.com/Q815N6hBR2
— Tim Smith MP (@TimSmithMP) October 26, 2020
Smith works fast, but Twitter works faster, and the Tweet was branded as #donutdick only an hour after being posted, due to the donut arrangement’s apparent likeness to said appendage. Behold!
— Kaz (@kaz_neena) October 27, 2020
— Marcus (artist formerly known as an artist) Ryan (@itsmarcusryan) October 27, 2020
Twitter also went for the Murdoch press, venting frustrations about the NewsCorp’s biased and unhelpful coverage of Melbourne’s lockdown with #NoBeersForNewsCorp trending alongside.
— Richard Cooke (@rgcooke) October 26, 2020
Thank you for your service @DanielAndrewsMP. You’ve been the leader Victoria needed during this crisis. Thank you for following the science and not allowing yourself to get bullied by the media or our federal government #NoBeersForNewsCorp #NoBeersForScotty (or Josh)
— M is for Melbourne (@Maz__A) October 26, 2020
NewsCorp journalists have been accused of fabricating information about the mental health of Victorians during the lockdown, as well as undermining the response of Victoria’s state government through the politicisation of small business, and allegedly publishing fake news about the danger (or lack thereof) of COVID-19.