Edwina Currie is trending on Twitter and no-one could’ve seen this reply coming!
Twitter is a platform where almost anything can happen. In a social media world where celebrities, regular folk, government ministers, scientists and anyone else, for that matter, can engage in conversation, sometimes peculiar Tweets are created.
Edwina Currie’s Twitter conversation in December 2020 is pretty out there.
Edwina Currie on Twitter
If Twitter users didn’t know who Edwina Currie was, they sure do now. Find her using the handle @Edwina_Currie.
She describes herself on Twitter as “Writer. Broadcaster Politician. Former UK Health Minister.”
Edwina has 22k followers, she’s appeared on Celebrity Mastermind, I’m A Celebrity and Strictly Come Dancing. The 74-year-old was one of the UK’s best-known MPs in Margaret Thatcher’s government.
The former Health Minister responded to a Tweet posted by YouTuber Paul Joseph Watson, causing a stir on social media.
On December 16th, Paul Joseph Watson wrote: “Basically, if you’re a man who wears a mask, you’re broadcasting the fact that you have been ****ed in the **s by your girlfriend. And that is not something to be proud of.”
Edwina replied: “Idiot. Try it, you might enjoy it.“
Twitter reacts to Edwina
Edwina’s response to Paul Joseph Watson’s X-rated Tweet caused a lot of Twitter users to begin using the hashtag #EdwinaCurrie.
Some suggested that they thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, but due to Edwina’s response, it just did.
Others took the opportunity to extend the joke to Edwina Currie’s relationship with former Prime Minister John Major. One Twitter user wrote: “I thought John Major walked with a limp!“
Edwina Currie and John Major
For anyone not au fait with British politics in the 80’s, while Edwina Currie and John Major were both working in Margaret Thatcher’s government, they had an affair.
Both Edwina and John were married and she told of the affair in her book published in 2002, Edwina Currie: Diaries. Due to her 2020 Tweet including the words “Try it, you might enjoy it“, the internet has jumped on board the idea that Edwina would encourage the content of Paul Joseph Watson’s X-rated Tweet.
John Major was Prime Minister from 1990 – 1997. But, it looks like the 77-year-old is now trending too after being roped into the Twitter frenzy!