General Election 2015

Milifans VS Cameronettes

David Cameron and Ed Miliband fandoms break the internet. Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDMgeE9W4AAgvZm.jpg:large

David Cameron and Ed Miliband fandoms break the internet. Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDMgeE9W4AAgvZm.jpg:large

The General Election has taken a new turn as new teenage fandom dedications to Ed Miliband and David Cameron have emerged and are trending twitter.

Fandoms are something you’d usually see related to pop stars.

However, Ed Miliband, and now David Cameron,  have their very own fan clubs.

Originally a group of teenage girls took to the internet calling themselves Milifans – using the hashtag #milifandom on Twitter.

Cameronettes emerged hours later as a rivalry fandom.

Milifans claimed ‘it started as a joke but now they actually fancy Ed Miliband.’

Then created this fan video on youtube:

Many members in these fan clubs are girls too young to vote.

They believe they can have a positive effect on spreading the policies of their chosen parties and even influencing their parents and older friends to vote for their given party.

Since the start of these fandoms, people have photo-shopped the faces of Ed Miliband and David Cameron onto the bodies of famous and powerful characters in history.

Ed Miliband as James Bond Image: @LabourMark

Ed Miliband as James Bond Image: @LabourMark

David Cameron as Superman Image: Tumblr

David Cameron as Superman Image: Tumblr

The Milband fandom has had nothing but support.

But the Cameronettes seem to have experienced something of a backlash effect.

It is questioned that the hashtag Cameronettes is only trending because of the derogatory tweets about the fandom.

 

The question remains:

 

 

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