Australian conservative politician Cory Bernardi once suggested legalizing same-sex marriage could lead to polygamy and bestiality.
For all his anti-marriage equality beliefs, however, he found himself in quite the predicament this week.
On Monday (11 September) night, Western Australia Labor politicians posed for a photo in Parliament House. They donned rainbows and shirts reading ‘It’s Time’ to support marriage equality.
But they had an unexpected addition to their photo: Senator Bernardi.
When he accidentally stumbled upon the photo, someone shouted: ‘It’s not contagious Cory, you can come join us!’
Instead he covered his face and the subsequent photo is hysterical.
Cory Bernardi accidentally crashed a WA Labor 'Vote Yes' photoshoot in Parliament 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/SAofHWmkF4
— Alice Workman (@workmanalice) September 11, 2017
In response to the unanticipated viral moment, Bernardi responded: ‘Always been one to run the gauntlet although they kept calling me to come back!’
Always been one to run the gauntlet t although they kept calling me to come back!
— Cory Bernardi (@corybernardi) September 11, 2017
Unsurprisingly, people on Twitter got a huge kick out of the moment and the memes rolled in.
forgot this one pic.twitter.com/VJwRIsN0aS
— Verrit Veгified❮❯ (@user_irl) September 12, 2017
No it ws just another white man trying to dab… pic.twitter.com/lpoi3WDgYt
— Gary Harry Harrison (@ArmChairSJW) September 11, 2017
Saw this on a Simpsons facebook page, you've started a new meme pic.twitter.com/0IrvBOuGcL
— Dame Kittness (@SoftKittyWarm) September 11, 2017
Don't look at meeeee!!! pic.twitter.com/Xc0jXExwQa
— Freya Stanton (@freyazelie) September 12, 2017
— Becks and a Lie Down (@beijingbecky) September 11, 2017
Meanwhile, I’m just going to continue sitting here like this: