We are amused: Social media reacts to ‘Farage knighting’ stunt at RT
The stunt referred to Farage’s quarrel with Douglas Carswell, the party’s only MP, who allegedly tried to block Farage from getting the real deal from the Queen. RT’s News Thing program host Sam Delaney threw in an “appointment” as British ambassador to the US and an “MP seat” for South Thanet – which had eluded Farage, too.
Social media was quick to react.
Twitter had a lot of love for the “mini-majesty” and how she “schooled” Farage with her comment.
every headline about this was "farage gets knighted on RT" and not "farage gets rekt by 5 year old" https://t.co/trEfqAJAIu— libby watson (@libbycwatson) March 3, 2017
That girl is my queen!— soeren petsch (@herr_schaft) March 4, 2017
Nigel Farage 'knighted' in bizarre TV skit. https://t.co/KJx2nxsVyv
Some, however, doubted the girl’s sincerity.
It's almost like the little girl in the Farage video is repeating a line she's been given.— Tiahowler Biltawülf (@Biltawulf) March 4, 2017
The mainstream media mostly refrained from commenting on Farage’s ‘knighthood,’ though many called the scene ‘bizarre.’ Buzzfeed seems to be genuinely puzzled about how it serves RT’s alleged interest to hurt the West:
“Although RT has been repeatedly accused of being a propaganda front for the Kremlin’s interests in the West, it is unclear how this show fits into that pattern,” the news website wrote.