The woman at the centre of a deeply awkward Scott Morrison photo that became a meme over the weekend has not only owned up to being the one featured, but confirmed that she was exactly as off it as she very clearly looked.
The photo, which features Morrison standing in a packed pub attempting to force conversation on a woman who seemingly wants to be literally anywhere else, spread far and wide across social media over the weekend as the meme mill went into overdrive. Observe.
Then I said, "Not far from here, such marches, even now, are being met with bullets, but not here in this country"… pic.twitter.com/5jCRblxBtP— Seano (@SeanBradbery) March 20, 2021
One Prime Minister, trying to appear normal. One woman trying to get a beer at the bar, not having it.
Turns out that photo was taken on ANZAC Day 2019 at the Australian Hotel in Townsville (pre-pandemic, hence the crowding around and general carefree revelry). And the person quite literally caught in the middle, Breanne Wilson, has not only owned up to it but has confirmed just how unenjoyable having Scott Morrison huff in your general direction is.
Wilson copped to being the Person In Question on Twitter, stating that “you can see how I [felt]” about the chance encounter with the PM.
If I was ever going to be a meme, I’m glad it was like this ???? (not the meeting Scomo part, you can see how I feel about that) https://t.co/zMttW4MP5f— Breanne Wilson (@bizzylittlebee) March 20, 2021
Wilson also confirmed what the Morrison was talking about – he asked what beer she was drinking – and that she “110%” did not want to be there.
I 110% did not want to be there (obvs) and could not wait to get away ????— Breanne Wilson (@bizzylittlebee) March 21, 2021
He was asking me about what beer I was drinking. Couldn’t get out of there fast enough!— Breanne Wilson (@bizzylittlebee) March 20, 2021
Honestly, there are few scenarios more awkward-sounding than trying to procure a schooner of mid in a packed boozer only to turn to your right and have Prime Minister Scott Morrison spit burger bun seeds out at you as he makes boring small talk for just long enough to be caught on camera.
Morrison, for what it’s worth, was reportedly heckled to within an inch of his life at the pub that day. Per reports at the time, boozy punters hollered for Morrison to neck a yard glass. When he responded with a mere sip, he was harangued with calls of “He’s no Bob Hawke” and “He’s no Hawkey.” So, y’know. At least it was an away game for him.
Now that we’ve got all that out of the way, here’s some memes.
“LUUK, I don’t normally think chicks should have tats but uhhh yours luuk orite. Who did em aye? I’ve got em but only where pepul can’t see Em, if you know what I mean ????” ???? https://t.co/75qniJhN5M— failure to thrive (@exhaustedloser) March 20, 2021
“I reckon I could drink that whole glass of beer. The whole thing.” https://t.co/jAhwuBvSU5— MJ The Mjagical Mjelody Mjaker (@mjoneillnoise) March 20, 2021
So I said "Any. Day. Of. The. Week". Like that, like with a full stop between each word. How good is that? https://t.co/Hy4mGHmstN— Patrick F Conlon (@PatrickFConlon2) March 20, 2021
That’s the good stuff, right there.