Hashtag #HillaryForPrision began trending on Twitter Monday morning — and no, this writer didn’t just strike a typo on his MacBook Air.
There may be no “I” in “team,” but there’s definitely one in “prison” — and ONLY one. So, how did this misspelled hashtag make the Top 2 in America, just behind trending phrase “Happy Halloween,” which isn’t going anywhere today? According to a bevy of Twitter users that appear to be Donald Trump supporters, this was the only way to sneak the phrase past Twitter’s allegedly liberal censors. Plus, “prision” is “prison” in Spanish, which may actually make this more clever (and perhaps, ironic) than it appears at first blush.
The social media website itself didn’t have a comment on the matter when reached by TheWrap. A person associated with the company did, however, send us some FAQ and media coverage language that appears to suggest a denial of the censorship-bias allegations.
Read some of the explanation tweets, which start to feel logical after a few hundred:
— Bryon Evans (@stldesktop) October 31, 2016
— ????CL???? (@buckychris) October 31, 2016
— ForgottenMan (@BmslaytonBrad) October 31, 2016
— Steve Hirsch (@Stevenwhirsch99) October 31, 2016
#HillaryForPrision this hashtag is a reminder that censorship is banned in the US ????
— Jenna Abrams (@Jenn_Abrams) October 31, 2016
Of course, those clarifications aren’t stopping those who likely skew liberal — or, at least are sticklers for proper English — from mocking the misspelling. Enjoy a small sample of those here:
Nice to see Trump supporters living up to their name: Uneducated deplorables.
— ((( ❤️ ))) (@MichalDinal) October 31, 2016
#HillaryForPrision The fact that Trump supporters can't even spell 'prison' correctly sums up the intellectual calibre of this election
— Felix 151 (@TheNewBermuda) October 31, 2016
Last time i checked, it's spelled "Prison". #HillaryForPrision
— Danil Ovechkin (@danilovechkin) October 31, 2016
why is #HillaryForPrision trending y'all can't even spell prison
— PROUD OF YOU LAUREN (@undyingcabello) October 31, 2016
— JohnyActionSpacePunk (@JohnyAction) October 31, 2016
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