An organic drink company in the United Kingdom is being blasted on Twitter after advertising “Free M*lk Shakes” at polling stations in a tweet, Thursday. “Try our delicious new dairy-free m*lks at polling stations in Kent today,” Plenish Drinks tweeted. “They have half the sugar, and 30% fewer calories than a regular shake, so they’re ‘milkshakes without the nastiness’. Even if Nigel Farage is drinking one.”
Try our delicious new dairy-free m*lks at polling stations in Kent today. They have half the sugar, and 30% fewer calories than a regular shake, so they’re ‘milkshakes without the nastiness’. Even if Nigel Farage is drinking one. pic.twitter.com/8yJNGjGO23
— PlenishDrinks (@PlenishDrinks) May 23, 2019
The post follows a spate of milkshake attacks on right-wing candidates in Great Britain in recent days — including Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage — as they campaigned for the European Parliament elections. Leftists have been acting out in anger because polls are showing that the Brexit Party is likely to gain the most votes in the UK elections.
Nigel Farage, Tommy Robinson and Carl Benjamin have all had milkshakes thrown at them during their European Election campaigns.
— BBC Radio 5 Live (@bbc5live) May 20, 2019
Plenish Drinks’ “Free M*lkshakes” tweet came about an hour before an 81-year-old retired army veteran was splattered with a strawberry milkshake while standing outside polling station while wearing a Brexit Party rosette.
This elderly gentleman served in the British armed forces for 22 years.
Today he was manning a Brexit Party polling station when he was attacked & had milkshake thrown all over him.
All because he wants the result of a democratic referendum to be honoured.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 23, 2019
Don MacNaughton served with the Paras for 22-years, according to the Telegraph, and is a widower.
But the former soldier, who served in hot-spots all around the world, laughed off the attack saying strawberry was his favourite flavour.Widower, Mr MacNaughton, who had been campaigning for Nigel Farage’s party in his hometown of Aldershot, also refused to go home and change his soiled clothing following the incident on Thursday morning.
He told the Telegraph: “I’m not going anywhere and I’m not going to change out of these clothes, even though lots of people have offered me clean shirts. These are my war wounds and I’m keeping them on. And I’ll be here till the polling station shuts. It’s my duty.”
Plenish Drinks’ timeline soon filled up with disgusted Twitter users who saw the tweet as an attempt to make light of attacks against right-wing politicians — which, of course what it did.
Today is Election Day in the UK & the left including companies like @plenishdrinks are encouraging people to comitt acts of voilence against again conservatives. This morning an elderly veteran was assault by leftist lunatic. Remember they call us the fascists. Truly remarkable
— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) May 23, 2019
Imagine destroying your brand’s reputation for such a lame tweet. Pitiful. 😭 pic.twitter.com/t2srWnUf3v
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) May 23, 2019
I hope you got enough thrill out of this silly tweet to at least make it worth destroying your brand name.
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) May 23, 2019
Plenish Drinks “clarified” an hour later that their post was only meant as a “joke” to “diffuse the tension.” The company wrote that they “never advocate violence.”
That tweet was heavily “ratioed” as well.
To clarify, we are obviously not outside polling stations today. This a joke meant to diffuse some of the tension around the election. We'd never advocate violence. Please drink responsibly and don't waste your dairy-free m*lkshake – we put a lot into them!
— PlenishDrinks (@PlenishDrinks) May 23, 2019
“You have a strange way of diffusing tension!” said one user. “It’s in poor taste……perhaps much like the product,” said another.
An “anti-fascist” owner of a British beer company went further, earlier this week, when he advocated hitting Brexit supporters in the head with a brick.
“Note to our customers: Please don’t throw out beer over fascists,” wrote Mike Marcus, the director and founder of the Chorlton Brewing Company. “Hit them over the head with a brick as is traditional.”
The owner of Chorlton Brewing Company doubled down on his call to "hit them (people like Nigel Farage) over the head with a brick", stating that murdering "far-right" politicians and their supporters is "acceptable" because it will prevent the genocide of 12 million people. pic.twitter.com/11SUBmppxO
— Far Left Watch (@FarLeftWatch) May 21, 2019
In his Twitter profile, Marcus describes himself as “Anti-fascist (any means necessary).”
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