Jacob Rees-Mogg is tipped to be the next Conservative leader of the UK, but his campaign took an unlikely turn on Thursday (8 September).
As a Catholic, Rees-Mogg is staunchly against same-sex marriage and abortion.
But a ‘grassroots movement’ Twitter account tried to get a hashtag of support going for the political hopeful.
‘MoggMentum’ aims to throw support behind the 48-year-old Conservative party member, but Twitter user Alex Andreou had an idea.
Andreou tweeted: ‘Wouldn’t it be a DREADFUL thing, if homophobic leadership wannabe Jacob Rees-Mogg’s hashtag
#moggmentum was totally swamped by homoerotica?’
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) September 6, 2017
Everything from same-sex kisses to gay marriages started flooding the hashtag and it even became a Twitter moment.
It also became a great way for people to share their favorite gifs and gay erotica.
— Rebecca Koncienzcy (@RDKoncienzcy) September 6, 2017
— David Barker (@david_s_barker) September 8, 2017
— Amanda (@filmvsbook) September 6, 2017
— Jon Howes ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ ⓥ (@Chaeth) September 6, 2017
The MoggMentum Twitter page responded to the tweets: ‘I find it extremely amusing that people keep direct messaging me people of the same gender kissing as if I oppose it. Neither me or JRM care.
‘If you cared to listen to the interview on
#GMB you will perhaps understand it’s the terminology and concept of marriage that is the issue.
‘Which is an issue between the church and state. I have no qualms about homosexuality or want to interfere in other people’s lives,’ MoggMentum tweeted.