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Aussies Laughing Their Heads Off Over Anti-Obama Teen Girl.

Hope this hasn't been posted anywhere else,but it made me laugh.

Presumably upset by President Barack Obama's reelection, a Georgia teen, like many other disgruntled Americans, took to Twitter to express her frustrations. She could never have imagined, however, the sort of backlash she would get for her tweet.

As the Herald Sun notes, on Wednesday afternoon, 18-year-old Kristen Neel tweeted this comment to her followers:

Within hours, an onslaught of criticism erupted as many Australians pointed out that the leader of their country, Julia Gillard, is an atheist and a woman.

Ian Cuthbertson, TV editor at The Australian, and author Mark Pesce, were among those who responded to Neel's message.
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@KristenNeel_ Our prime minister is a woman, an atheist who lives with a man she hasn't married. I don't think you'd like it here.
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.@KristenNeel_ 1) Australia does not have a president. 2) Our prime minister is an atheist. 3) Yes, she really is.
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.@kristenneel_ our "president" is a prime minister, is a woman, and is an atheist. I think you meant Antarctica. Move there.
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@KristenNeel_ Not one word of that sentence is true. I'm not even angry, I'm impressed.
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According to Australia's Herald Sun, Neel's tweet quickly became a viral sensation, receiving more than 1,400 retweets from "bemused Aussies" and others.

But while many criticized the Georgia teen for getting her facts muddled, some Twitter users leapt to her defense, "saying she had been the victim of trolls," Australia's Fraser Coast Chronicle writes.

Still, less than a day after her tweet was posted, Neel disabled her account.
In the aftermath of the Twitter frenzy, many have pointed out that Neel is not alone in her ignorance of the land Down Under or in her desire to move there following Obama's reelection.

In a post entitled "Kristen Neel not alone in not having a clue about Australia," the Chronicle's Mark Furler wrote that "many Americans know about as much about Australia as they do Austria."

"I remember once being asked where I was from by a waitress in a food outlet in the US," Furler writes. "After telling her Australia, she replied, 'How far is that drive?'"

"Given the level of coverage of Australian politics on US TV news, you can forgive Kristen Neel for her tweet," he continued.

Nonetheless, plenty of people in the Twitterverse have also said they would move Down Under if Obama won the election.
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Hope they make the move anyway

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glad this was made into news.. now about the racists...




ahh nevermind..

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hilarious

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Within hours, an onslaught of criticism erupted as many Australians pointed out that the leader of their country, Julia Gillard, is an atheist and a woman.

Ian Cuthbertson, TV editor at The Australian, and author Mark Pesce, were among those who responded to Neel's message.
why are they following some 18 yo teen from the U.S anyway or care what some unknown teen has to say and more important why it hit the news ?

Feels like it was made worldwide news to point out many americans have no clue about other countries or some sort ?
all weird.

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i agree, i was suspicious at first at how this made it so globally unless she was already popular for some reason on twitter perhaps ??

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Re: Aussies Laughing Their Heads Off Over Anti-Obama Teen Girl.

Its so funny that we sent all of our "undesirables" to Australia, and waved off the "god-fearing" to the US.

Fast forward a few decades, and we see Australia as being one of the most sought after places to live/visit, whilst the US is a shit fest of fucked up attitudes towards life and each other, and the rest of the world.

I accept that this is a sweeping generalisation, but I'm sure you take my point.

Sorry America, I apologise on behalf of England for letting those fuckwits climb aboard. (There's never an iceberg around when you need one - ask any polar bear)

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Also for those Republicans wanting to go to Australia after an Obama victory: Australia's reputation for being populated by convicts dates back to when it was a British colony, rather than an independent country. Your membership in the 1% of stock market manipulatiors and job destroyers for personal profit is an impediment to being accepted, rather than a qualification.

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Re: Aussies Laughing Their Heads Off Over Anti-Obama Teen Girl.

I went to school for 2 years in The U.S.A. It was Longwood ,FL and all in all the people were nice, and it seemed like it was a normal place. Then school started..... Total shock to the senses. Everything they were teaching I had learned 2 years prior, their history class stops at the border, and the teachers don't really give a shit what you do or learn. It was sad, and I had people believing that you had to park your car at the border when crossing into Canada due to weather. (snow) that we still used oil lamps made of whale oil because of not being able to build.

What I'm getting at is this.... it's not the American's fault that they are dumbed down in places. It makes for easier population control. But There is hope yet. There are lots of American's I've met with great heads on their shoulders, and they are awakening others.

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This girl's goofy error is global news??? Crazy

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