Millions watched as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially married Saturday morning. It was a big day for the British royal family and England alike. And when the official ceremony was over, tens of thousands of people lined up to see the newly married couple in their horse drawn carriage.
That's where the BBC comes in. One of the news organization's now-defunct television channels live-tweeted the entire wedding. One tweet, in particular, has garnered viral attention because it mocks President Donald Trump.
The tweet compares the crowd for the after-wedding procession of the new royal couple with a distorted image of the crowd at Trump's inauguration.
just saying ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/1zoOGFKeU3— BBC Three (@BBC Three) 1526726935.0
The tweet's caption â�� "just saying Â¯\_(ã��)_/Â¯" â��Â is an implied jab at Trump, who was very concerned with reports of the crowd size at his inauguration. So much so that he had his first press secretary, Sean Spicer, defend the crowd size during his first press briefing in the West Wing.
What was the reaction?
Most on Twitter found the tweet and mockery pleasing, especially Americans:
Ouch https://t.co/rqhzqi5uNG— Don Lemon (@Don Lemon) 1526729843.0
Epic trolling of Trump by BBC Three... https://t.co/TTt0hfe5HE— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas) 1526729634.0
No one does shade like the Brits. https://t.co/hiOKsRCRvJ— Joy Reid (@Joy Reid) 1526737465.0
This will never get old. https://t.co/GBLK1G7aja— Philippe Reines (@Philippe Reines) 1526729186.0
The #Resistance salutes you, @bbcthree. Well played. https://t.co/yksyYWVQd1— Chris Lu (@Chris Lu) 1526730244.0
Ok this is pretty funny. Let’s all tweet it @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/FV1VOhPKdm— Benjamin Wittes (@Benjamin Wittes) 1526731527.0
The BBC is winning. https://t.co/EA11mEtmyD— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari Sellers) 1526730426.0
Throng. A multitude of people crowded or assembled together; crowd. For example, the photo on the right.… https://t.co/1AWahq6bcA— Dictionary.com (@Dictionary.com) 1526741053.0
Others didn't agree.
Really? From the government run BBC? This is a sickness. #RoyalWeddingDay #HarryAndMegan https://t.co/F4syCLwyVO— Glenn Beck (@Glenn Beck) 1526735353.0
So glad I'm forced by Courts to pay for this. Another one for @Ofcom to investigate.— Apple Whore (@The_Apple_Whore) May 19, 2018
What are you saying, ? What are you implying, ? Is this something that would cause / stir up hate and conflict ? Are you supposed to be doing this BBC ?— David (@Sheepy_Oppa)May 19, 2018
Hey Jerks. Just saying, you're not only ignorant. You're liars. #FakeNews This in a Democrat stronghold. Really show yourselves to be petty little people. Showing photos of before people arrived. But no worries seems your qualified to work in America. Just another liar. pic.twitter.com/63ukPPUcsF— Tokaise (@Tokaise) May 19, 2018