A tweet instructing people not to shoot at Hurricane Irma has gone viral, but it’s the tweet’s replies that keep people coming back.
Gun control advocacy organization, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, shared a Yahoo News story and wrote on Twitter: “Unfortunately we must issue the following warning. DO NOT SHOOT YOUR GUNS AT THE HURRICANE!!!”
⚠️ Unfortunately we must issue the following warning ⚠️ DO NOT SHOOT YOUR GUNS AT THE HURRICANE!!! 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️https://t.co/diS56jWInX
— CSGV (@CSGV) September 9, 2017
According to the story, tens of thousands of people signed up on a Facebook event to shoot at Hurricane Irma.
“YO SO THIS GOOFY LOOKING WINDY HEADA** NAMED IRMA SAID THEY PULLING UP ON US. LETS SHOW IRMA THAT WE SHOOT FIRST,” the event description reads.
As of Sunday morning, the time the event was scheduled for, more than 54,000 said they were interested in joining.
Obviously, the event was tongue-in-cheek, so the CSGV’s tweet advising against shooting at the hurricane was lit up with hilarious responses.
I'm sorry I thought this was America https://t.co/MsTMCPGVWL
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 10, 2017
Then how do they stop the sharks? pic.twitter.com/eZxRl0DsrV
— Dr.Jekyll&Mr.Jackass (@BigMoneyMike1) September 9, 2017
All fun and games till the hurricane starts shooting back.
— CHEESEPUFF! (@Dogmaf2011) September 9, 2017
This headline and this comment are the most Florida thing I've ever read thank you for giving me a laugh during this stressful time
— kenny ⛸ (@wundernerd8) September 10, 2017
— Don't Toby Me (@AvenueJay) September 10, 2017
Pissed Flood Cat says "go ahead, make Irma's day…" pic.twitter.com/95Qp5S3PwJ
— EGad (@yogabirdy) September 10, 2017
The funny tweets continued on a post from the Pasco County, Florida, sheriff, who warned of the “very dangerous effects” of shooting at a hurricane:
Not the recommended way to shoot the breeze
— Lars Plougmann (@larsz) September 10, 2017
Flordia is like: pic.twitter.com/viCyYXeIJB
— ChrisLanam (@IndyandMarion) September 10, 2017
This is amazing. The idea of a bunch of rednecks with flamethrowers is priceless.
— Mariana (@Felix1028) September 10, 2017