Turns out loads of Aussies wore nothing but their undies to the Federal Election
You may or may not know this, but over here in the land down under, we just had a federal election. The country voted now former Prime Minister Scott Morrison out on his arse and voted Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in on his. In and of itself, it was just another election, but something strange happened in electorates all over the country: loads of people turned up to vote wearing nothing but their underroos. Yeah, nah, they voted in their grundies, they voted in their dacks, and they voted in their skiddies.
Before we go on and explain why, we have to tell you why we hoped this was the case. For years, former PM Scott Morrison was plagued by the ‘fact’ that he once shat his pants at the Engadine McDonalds restaurant. Yeah, nah, you might say that story really left a mark on Scomo’s career.
#SmugglersDecide – Vote in Smugglers for a Free Pair.
The election is coming in hot and while we don't mind who you vote for, we do want you to exercise your constitutional right to vote without pants on.
To encourage this we'll gi… https://t.co/u4bey1w3g0 pic.twitter.com/7F04FEQ1Du
— #BudgySmuggler (@BudgySmuggler) May 18, 2022
As a result, we hoped this might be some sort of living meme designed to commemorate the federal s**tting of the pants. Alas, though, it wasn’t. Yeah, nah, it was more of an advertising stunt that saw undies company Budgy Smuggler, offering a free pair of pants to anyone who voted in their jocks.
The lads exercising their constitutional right to vote without pants on #SmugglersDecide
Win a free pair of Smugglers by:
🗳Vote in Smugglers or Smugglettes
🗳Capture a photo similar to these
🗳Post to socials with #smugglersdecide by 3pm this Saturd… https://t.co/eVqz0SPRtW pic.twitter.com/tITSI0wlYS
— #BudgySmuggler (@BudgySmuggler) May 19, 2022
As you can tell, loads of people got on board with the idea. To score a voucher for the free undies, all they had to do was go and vote in nothing but their skivvies and upload a photo to social media along with the hashtag #SmugglersDecide.
You're telling me #SmugglersDecide pic.twitter.com/iD6NJYLVtd
— Lord Sean Buchanan (@58wassupwassup) May 21, 2022
have your say, the Smuggling way! #smugglersdecide @anafoscatini really making her vote count 🗳 https://t.co/YbLwJMe0kk pic.twitter.com/GJB2Tmicfy
— #BudgySmuggler (@BudgySmuggler) May 20, 2022
Adam Linforth, the owner of Budgy Smuggler reckons, “We thought maybe one or two would do it … hundreds have turned out. It’s going to be an expensive day for Budgy Smuggler.”
STOP THE COUNT pic.twitter.com/b55nZnwEKN
— forever and always a LORDE stan (@MilanKruger) May 21, 2022
It’s gonna be an expensive Election Day at Budgy Smuggler. We expected maybe a few people would take up he offer to vote in smugglers for a free pair… we’re up to over 100 and it’s only 11am. You’re all lunatics but in a very good way. We’ll get the … https://t.co/9vLKWekXI5 pic.twitter.com/0xzSdogQCA
— #BudgySmuggler (@BudgySmuggler) May 21, 2022
Final thought: Yeah, nah, this is bloody grouse. We do wish it had commemorated the only time Scomo ever followed through on anything, but hey, free undies are free undies, so we can be thankful for that. If you scored a pair, let us know in the comments section!
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