Steven Joyce and #dildogate: Internet goes into overdrive
Tweeters have dived into a battle of wits in a bid to come up with the sharpest comment after a woman threw a dildo at Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.
The woman launched the sex toy while Joyce was talking to reporters at Waitangi. "It would be unfortunate for being known for this incident," he said.
By Friday evening Steven Joyce was the top New Zealand trend on Twitter, with #dildogate second.
Well there's always something new in politics..— Steven Joyce (@stevenljoyce) February 5, 2016
Someone send the gif over to John Oliver so we can get it over with..— Steven Joyce (@stevenljoyce) February 5, 2016
Watching this amazing livestream on GIF. Steven Joyce has been hit by about 400 dildos so far AND HE'S JUST STANDING THERE TAKING IT.— David Slack (@DavidSlack) February 5, 2016
'dildo' is now trending in New Zealand https://t.co/dewpaNTAwL— Trendsmap NZ (@TrendsNZ) February 5, 2016
Steven Joyce has referred to the dildo as an "article"— Sarah Robson (@rarahsobson) February 5, 2016
Probably a Marzipan dildo from some fan of "Thick of it" https://t.co/XyKLQFzvRL— Rob Hosking (@robhosking) February 5, 2016
throwing a dildo at Steven Joyce is possibly New Zealand’s best stupid protest since that guy sprayed Prince Charles with Lynx Africa— James Macbeth Dann (@edmuzik) February 5, 2016
Asked whether he'd press charges in regards being targeted with a dildo Steven Joyce said he'd sit on it for now.— Sanjay Patel (@spat106) February 5, 2016
"Boomerwang" *snort* Who came up with that cracker? #dildogate— Moon Goddess (@Rtmiss) February 5, 2016
Hold on, that protester prob didn't get much notice or know when Joyce was having a stand up. Does she just carry a dildo around? #dildogate— Simon Wong (@wimon_song) February 5, 2016