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Saturday, 8 March 2014

'Our president..Barraco Barner' - British girl's tweet sparks worldwide Twitter ridicule

When 20 year old British beautician Gemma Worrall (pictured above) realised relations between Russia and Ukraine were at crisis point, she decided to share her feelings on Twitter and without pausing to check her facts, or her spelling, Gemma wrote: 'If barraco barner is our president, why is he getting involved with Russia, scary.' Lol.

Within hours, Gemma was trending in countries around the world as her message was retweeted over 6,000 times.

By the time she had realised her mistakes, and deleted the tweet, it had already been screengrabbed and shown on television programmes in Australia and Belgium, among others.  Continue...


The hashtag #barracobarner was trending around the world, and new spoof accounts @BarracoBarner (UK prez, chilling at Number 10) and Michelleo Barner (First Lady of the United States of Britain) were set up.

Meanwhile the beautician, who works in a salon in Blackpool, was being invited onto TV and radio chat shows and having to fend off unkind comments calling her 'stupid', 'spaz' and 'dumb' on the social media site that made her name.

The youngster tried to correct the situation, writing a tweet saying : 'Right, I get it, I'm no good with politics I'll just shh now'.

And she pleaded with people to stop retweeting her original message, adding: 'CAN'T BREATHE, wtf is going on, phone's blowing up - retweets.'
She eventually signed off: 'Feel tight on my nan. She’s going to have a heart attack when she sees me in the paper.'

Today she described the reaction to her tweet as 'unbelievable', and said she had received bullying threats from around the world.


Source: UK Daily Mail

145 comments:

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Loolz that's what beauty without brain can cause.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Sojiment said...

What a way to get famous!
Lol

Anonymous said...

This girl still has more sense than GEJ.

Anonymous said...

She still get sense pass 99 percent of nigerians. GBAM

ONYX GODWIN said...

No b the same way LIBers disgrace me online? mtchww... badbelle dem... she shud use her new found fame well

@edDREAMZ said...

She just made for herself an instant fame... mehn, she is big celebrity nw, lupita don jam competition.....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

Lol! It's actually hard to see beauty and brain together. It's either you're ugly and brilliant, or very beautiful and dumb. Make una no finish the girl abeg, people dey talk, she ma talk her own.

@edDREAMZ said...

Mehn, i gats to start looking for some words to blow too...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

hahahahah bitch as killing obama vibe, lmao @baraco barner.#THAT AKWA IBOM BOY

famen Gloria said...

LOl

Anonymous said...

After dad stole money #bright bravo#

Anonymous said...

Dundee!!There are MANY ladies like her in naija.Can never forget the day a naija lady asked me if Obasanjo was really Nigeria's head of state in the 1970s

mummJ said...

Barraco barner just stole d show from president johnson

Valentine N Egbuna said...

No be only Barraco Barner, na Barraco Bama. Stupid cow indeed. ***CATCH ME IF U CAN***

Anonymous said...

buaahahahaaaa. clown, bt dose pple shld be easy on her. wat abt out ww.nscdc dts all".

Anonymous said...

hahahaaaaa! linda funny u too. so bcos of d 'co' wey dey attachd 2d Barra, na im u to com put 'lo' in front of michelle 2mak d tin daliquate baa? hahaha. rotflmao

omolayo adeyemo said...

Buaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Laugh don make me throw way my phone inside konga e con dey dance skelewu skelewu

cara said...

Ishi oyibo! Lmfao! D geh z now popular sha

Amarachukwu said...

What's this?

chemmywalata walata said...

Wtf hahahaha lmbo :)) another dumb white bitchhhhh wow dis chic just earn fame for being a dumb white illiterate haha God help dis white ppl sometimes u won't know that most of them are nothing but illiterate they only know about their country, dis normally happen to Americans n Britain lol sorry

Anonymous said...

I can't stop laughing,lolz.she's now famous for wrong reason!

Osarhiemen Agbonkonkon said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

This couldn't get any funnier

Anonymous said...

Oh! I just got the mix up, she referred to "Barrack Obama" as President of the UK.. Blunders do happen joor!

Roma said...

Just like some Dumb naija youths would come here to insult our Prsident wen dey knw absolutely nothing about politics !!!
Smd
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Roma via Atm

Anonymous said...

Na wa o see issues. Titi

Anonymous said...

Imagine. Some dude is going to have to marry this one too.

Uju Judith Anyanwu said...

This is hilarious!

Anonymous said...

The girl was joking.

Anonymous said...

Imagine. Some dude is going to have to marry this one too.

Anonymous said...

Isi azu

Pamela Ugochi Orji said...

Say wat??? Laffin my a** out. Its just lik wen a beauty pagent contestant said dat d president of nigeria is George Bush. Shameee

Amaka irozuru said...

Na them sabi jare sssh...

Anonymous said...

Can't believe that there is some white (western) people as dumb as this. She should please use condom and save the world .

Opelicious Morgann said...

Eya I feel for her. Twitter like Linda Ikeji's blog will eat you and spit you out quickly before you can say HEY!!!

Chris Afolayan said...

I laugh in Latin! OMG. Dumbest chick ever liveth

Igor said...

She made a dumb mistake,no doubt,but the attack on her via social media is way too much.

ada obi said...

=))º°˚˚˚°ºнaĦaнaº°˚˚˚°º‎​=))

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm..see Gobe... Ay talks about his 300million naira Mvp lounge Here.

ugochysom said...

hahahahahhaahh,!!! dumb ass pretty... lol...eiyaa... sorry oh,

ugochysom said...

hope say u n ur bf dey use condom

Anonymous said...

Barraco Barner. Lmfao... Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha *whew*


~Ahbay~

Bravehart said...

Getting famous is one thing that comes in 2 forms is either disgracefully or gracefully. Congrats dear u re now famous tho disgracefully Lol

****Brave****

Shoutozone said...

Lmaoooo!

Port Harcourt Girl said...

Ayaff dye for laff!! 4getting my sorrows jo...

kiki said...

1st she has become a celeb,then she has gained more followers on twitter and soon she'll get endorsement deals on educational materials;)

Anonymous said...

Make dem free da girl before she commit suicide

kclub said...

Lmao, abeg no kill me joor

Anonymous said...

Trust me. Na only Fuck she go sabi.
...Okpe....
...dumb ass...
I hope her boyfriend uses condoms all the time. It would be sad for her to give birth to another one like her.

winniekoko said...

Let them call her dumb....she has gained cheap popularity....am happy for her

Anonymous said...

LOL

Tobi said...

for once one who's not a celebrity is getting bullied... #NMH

Apple said...

She has to go back to school.

Anonymous said...

=))º°˚˚˚°ºнaĦaнaº°˚˚˚°º‎​=)) lmao. United state of britain indeed. Our president.

@MeetdrealEvans said...

Wht a way to be famous

Visages Parfait said...

Forget o,some people will crave this attention/publicity in some industries we know *winks*
But dear girl,Barraco Banner? Like seriously? Even if you were probably 13yrs old when he became president,by now you should have...............................haaaa! chic you are awesome

Dee Tee said...

Interesting

Anonymous said...

lmao @she can't be hot nd clever...seriously?

diamondblinqZ said...

Lol... Fame na fame, +ly or -ly. Lol @ barraco barner-michelleo barner

Anonymous said...

lmao @she can't be hot nd clever...seriously?

Anonymous said...

Let's face it. She's dumb.

Anonymous said...

LWKMD, ooo my saw the tweets too on someone's TL, it's funny tho buh she meant no harm. LMAO. Barraco Banner.

Sweet Mary ...@mzz_mary1 said...

Lmao

Anonymous said...

Lol this is funny but Lin half of the young people on your site are just as dense.

helena said...

I love america,you can become famous overnight.

Ella..!! said...

Eeya Poor girl

Francis Okoduwa said...

Quite funny,she's just ignorant towards politics ,People coulda been more sarcastic with the whole tin than insulting d lil girl.

Christabel Iyase said...

Hahahahaha.....can't stop laughing. Well no one is perfect everyone makes mistake.

Chuks Ogamba said...

Dats y I luv 9ja pple. We may not b proud of our leadership, but we r more politically aware as a pple dan so many pple in so many places.
1st was 2 call GEJ Johnson, now Barraco Barner! May God help de oyibos dat refuses 2 know beyond their boundries.

Anonymous said...

An indictment of the British education system

Anonymous said...

See gobe I hope the boyfriend uses condom.what do I tweet to trend worldwide?I mus trend o

Anonymous said...

The stupidity of some white women is overwhelming.

Anonymous said...

Gezzzzz, Lol. Abeg mak Una leave ds chick, hahahahahaha.

Anon said...

Dts a fundamental cyber error! But dts ok.

Anonymous said...

Hope u and ur boyfriend dey use condom as well!!lol

lauren thomas said...

Lmao!

Anonymous said...

Pls tweet abt our dump presido...gudruck. yonata lol

Debbie Chelsea said...

Lol!!!! Dey shuld not kill d gerl oooooo

ikenna kingsley said...

Whether she wrote barraco Osama,is non of my biz.abeg next episode....

Anonymous said...

LMAO...

fly guy said...

Lol @ stupid cow, ignoramus

AnnMarie said...

lol. the girl is funny shaand dumb at the same time

Pat Lib said...

This is amazing! Whaaaaaaat?
Even if she got the name right, is he her president? Nor be British she be? And this is coming few days after the country in a country talk(SA in Africa)
Some gals can be dumb. #Barraco Barner and Michello Barner.una sorry ooo. Lol.

Swaggs isimemne said...

It's a mistake, nd they should stop shouting, who is the person dat has never made any mistake be for in dis world? Tell me?

Swaggs isimemne said...

It's a mistake, nd they should stop shouting, who is the person dat has never made any mistake be for in dis world?

Anonymous said...

The people that insulted her should really be ashamed of themselves,she made a mistake so?

Hollynolly said...

Her strong accent must have decived her spelling. People from the Northern part of UK have a very strong accent, you can hardly understand them when they speak and some of these English can speak fluent English but unfortunately their writing can be out of this world, I mean terribly bad, can't construct a simple sentence. She's funny though! You never know who's spying on your tweets.

henry oguadimma said...

Hahaha....what a way to fame!

Anonymous said...

Mk me sef tweet sm dumb stuff n get into world news

Anonymous said...

Ehyaaa...na auto correct do this babe fa. And now she's making the headlines sef. Things couldn't get any better than this jor

Miss X said...

rotfl times like this, i love social media.

But why are people insulting her, thats just wrong.

Almahroof Mubaraq said...

I think she has a point there and she's right

-StarMan

Anonymous said...

Lmao,sure it is




Linda Ikeji Married to Jim ...... ?

Anonymous said...

Chei! Poor girl! When all british kids know how to do is kiss n play stupid love game in d park after skl, how will they know anything? Tis a pity! D girl is 2 dumb!!!

Elsie Godwin said...

What do I tweet to trend worldwide o? Lindodo, any idea?

Anonymous said...

Lovely chic, nne just cash in on the opportunity and enjoy the fame. You could get endorsement from this little mistake, after all joe the plumber became famous because of one nonesense question he asked barrack obama during his first presidential election campaign. It wasn't long after he asked the question, ordinary joe plumber became famous overnite and was even flying on the same private jet with mccain and sarah palin,all over US, and was even signing autographs.hmm I couldn't believe it oo because I watched him the day he asked obama the question. so if tv's are already calling the girl for interview, she should get a PA,and start charging them money for granting interviews bcuz time no dey. As omo igbo, i have seen the business side of it sharp sharp. Linda nwa ikeji 'the blog queen' oya do the needful ozigbo ozigbo na oge adiro chaa.

Anonymous said...

Beauty n brains r a very rare combo!

Anonymous said...

No b small

Okoro said...

Fyn geh tho :)

AGB said...

Honestly,call me biased but I don't see any wrong this girl has done. Who gives a damn? She's not American so it's pardonable. Must everyone know who the American president is? I don't remember too much of this kinda criticism when an American magazine about 2 weeks back didn't know the correct name of our Nigerian president o. Now,which is worse? A well-acclaimed magazine or a single girl?

Anonymous said...

Hmmm?

Anonymous said...

Mumu,what beauty?

Anonymous said...

WOW, READING THAT WAS LIKE PULLING TEETH BUT I THINK IT'S BEST TO LEAVE HER ALONE B4 WE GO HEAR SAY SHE DONE COMMIT SUICIDE. I DEY GO O. MY HAND NO DEY.

Fela/Osun/Otemi/DeMayor said...

Don't be stupid? Leave PGEJ out of this

Anonymous said...

@helena u be confam mumu.Just like d lady in d post

dhobiz said...

Lolz that is.....barraco barner lmbo really cracked me up

Anonymous said...

#Barraco Barner - Sounds like BARRACK A BONER!!
She does not even know her own political leader.Or she lost her sense of location? if she ever had a 'sense' in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Pained YORUBA COW wettin concern GEJ and this post. Hypocritical fool

Anonymous said...

The world is being unfair, Ya'll need to let her be.she only lacked that knowledge doesn't mean she lacks brains

Anonymous said...

The girl is obviously brighter than u for this disgusting comment of urs. U re such an ass.

Sojiment said...

Lol...Buh it got u fame too...lol
Jokes apart, many girls googled your name and also searched for u on fb

Anonymous said...

U are just plain stupid and a bully! So wen BBC or so called President Jonathan, President Johnson, they had much brain baa....irrational fool that thinks he got relevance

Anonymous said...

Abeg dese social media peeps are turnin 2 monsters so violent, mean and obnoxious dey shld giv d gal a brk jor. Although must confess its pretty funny
********A-BELLA******

Anonymous said...

so not true. i have both

ty'Noble said...

Lolz..... Reminds me of What is the WebSite of NSCDC.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 3:20pm, u ar d biggest & dumbest fool ever on earth. Even ur papa no fit b Gov! U poverty striken asshole! U cnt respect ur leader. Height weh ur papa & ur generation no fit attain. Yab my beloved president again & thunder will blast ur head off!

Anonymous said...

Better don't think I av forgotten ur 'I thy know'

uche emma said...

Hello @ sojiment it is JOKING APART not jokes apart. Thanks.....

uche emma said...

Hello @ sojiment it is JOKING. APART not jokes apart. Thanks me later....

Yoruba and Proud! said...

Who is this MORON @Anon 8:51?

You are such a sick fool for bringing tribalism into this whole ish! The more you hate Yoruba people, the more we progress and supersede you foolish tribalistic sorry assholes!

Live with it!

Anonymous said...

These days, the littlest thing can make you famous o! Now brainstorming on what I will do to make me famous!

edee said...

Many of u here can't spell correctly when writing ur comments.So, u shouldn't even call her dumb.she made a mistake....every1 does

Anonymous said...

She really looks very edible n i'd love to eat her from her leg upwards

Eugenia Ekeji said...

I feel sorry 4 the babe sha... Don't know what to call her. The mistake is highly embarrassing.

Obianuju Ozoeze said...

Make una shut up joor! Jealousy jelomo! While y'all are hating Gemma is being invited on TV shows

Obianuju Ozoeze said...

Make una shut up joor! Jealousy jelomo! While y'all are hating Gemma is being invited on TV shows

Delicate said...

*happens* *Britons* oya get down on ur knees n say 'thank u ma' while I pat u on d head n say 'any time my boy'

Anonymous said...

The header should say the stale of British education

elfredah andrews said...

@edee, God bless you. My thoughts exactly

Anonymous said...

Dear Libers stop the critics. The lady typed Barack Obama and she had her dictionary on which gave her the alternative name and she didnt bother to cross check she just sent. It happens so y'all should take a chill pill.

anonymous said...

Ode,at uche emma,it is "thank me later",not "thanks me later"...

Dickey said...

Anonymous 7:18 AM, don't you also know that there's always a space between two words?

Anonymous said...

What kind of progress that depends on looting, propaganda, falsehood, treachery, injustice, inequity and unfairness to flourish in the name of One Nigeria?

Nonso Echendu said...

Una get plenty time for hand...English teachers..

Agnieszka Nowakowska said...

This remind me of my friend when I asked her is she on Facebook,and she said-what is Facebook ? It wasn't long ago.....she also had to complete forms at work, and asked 'am I male or female'? No comments

Anonymous said...

Anonn 11:16. If u try dat in Nigeria u wil just end up in kirikiri.

Anonymous said...

Ah ah, pity d girl an take it easy

Anonymous said...

First, she doesn't know who's her president as Obama is the president of USA and not UK. Second, she can't even spell Obama's name correctly. This is what lawyers call double jeopardy! Oga o!

www.promonigeria.com said...

Lol...this is so funny!

www.promonigeria.com said...

Lol. This is funny

Anonymous said...

Hey monkey, mistake in dis case wud hav bin if she made a lil miss spelling, not for her to blow up d whole name n u call it a mistake

Deolar08 said...

Feeling so sowie for her! She shldnt av engage herself into diz @ first#

Anonymous said...

You can say that again.

Chikezie Emeruem said...

thats why it is said that most people look intelligent.....till they open their mouths

Anonymous said...

SMH @ "ANONYMOUS 3:28PM".. General Olusegun Obasanjo was the president from 1976-79.. he succeeded Murtala Muhammed. U see that u are the one who is less informed.

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