‘Tin foil in a microwave’: Twitter trolls North Korean ‘H-bomb’
While political figures around the world react to North Korea’s claim it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, the people of Twitter have also aired their feelings and it turns out they’re not that worried.
Shortly after the news broke of DPRK’s test, North Korea began trending on Twitter and with the internet being the one stop shop for analysis of any topic, some astute observations were made.
North Korea is the dude at the bar who takes off his shirt to fight...But he never actually throws a punch.— Andy Ruther (@AndyRuther) January 6, 2016
Netflix is banned in North Korea, which is probably why they're not being very chilled at the moment.— Cori Gonzalez-Macuer (@corigm) January 6, 2016
North Korea leader admits, "They're very, very tingly." pic.twitter.com/5PIFOshinT— Tony Hughes (@TheProtestBoard) January 6, 2016
north korea is not here to make friends— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) January 6, 2016
Others felt the announcement was nothing more than propaganda.
North Korea have confirmed that they put an entire roll of tin foil into a microwave— Sanjeev Kohli (@govindajeggy) January 6, 2016
Kim Jong-un is so fat that when he farted it was called a “seismic event.” However, North Korea called it a “hydrogen bomb test.”— Lee Mays (@OriginalLeeMays) January 6, 2016
North Korea is the credit card scam queen of nations, so I don't believe the H-bomb claim. They are up to trouble, though.— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) January 6, 2016
For some, the news was hard to take but it was harder to leave an obvious joke on the table.
Pretty scary what North Korea has done. It's like Kim Jong-un has no Seoul.— Benjamin Butterworth (@benjaminbutter) January 6, 2016
On a day that Twitter announced it may be extending its character limit, internet favorite Kim Dotcom asked which was more worrying.
What's worse? 1. North Korea just tested a hydrogen bomb. 2. Twitter will allow 10,000 character tweets.— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) January 6, 2016
Always in search of a silver lining, there was a plus side to today’s announcement for one man.
I think I am going to replace my alarm clock with Ri Chun-hee announcing North Korea's hydrogen bomb - https://t.co/3rm70a8ZTg— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 6, 2016
If in need of a solution to a problem, the internet always delivers and it was no different on this occasion.
North Korea testing "nukes" again. Time to call in Dennis Rodman...— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) January 6, 2016
In my dream world, North Korea and Islamic State fight each other and leave the rest of the world alone.— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) January 6, 2016