We all know that the "War on Christmas" isn't a real thing, right? Right-wing British guy Anish Patel isn't so sure, so he sent out this abrasive and incredibly un-timely tweet to threaten those who would try to deny him his holiday.
Yeah, I'd say starting Christmas wishes in March is a little early, especially considering he used them to start an imaginary fight. No one is "offended by Christmas," dude. It's unclear why he thinks people are, but the UKIP in his Twitter handle, which stands for the UK Independence Party, UK's version of the alt-right, might be a clue. The alt-right has a history of pretending people have a problem with Christmas.
The whole thing is silly and aggressive, but that didn't keep Tim (@ruudboy) from trying to make the most of it.
"I'm offended by Christmas and I'm flying out of Luton on Thursday. Pick me up at about 10:15am?"
Inspired by the idea, tons of people starting Tweeting at Anish to get their rides to the airport, too.
"...i am v v v offended by xmas btw"
"I HATE Christmas and I'm off to Copenhagen on Thursday..."
"... i am very offended by christmas and I would hate it if I had to leave the UK via heathrow at 2pm on the 23rd"
They even started sharing Anish's airport rides.
Clearly everyone was having fun at Anish's expense, but it did trouble this guy who got legitimately worried that there were people out there who were offended by Christmas.
Fortunately, he was set straight.
Offensive though it was, Anish's threat/offer was rescinded after receiving so many ride requests.
Too bad, looks like there was nothing these Christmas haters wanted more than to spend the holiday far away from Anish.