Thank you for the selfies. Thank you for the support. And thank you for the most unlikely cult of the 21st century – Milifandom.
#Milifandom was coined by a 17-year-old student and first reported by BuzzFeed. Meanwhile, the public’s desire to grab selfies with the politician and share them in support of him, became another press obsession.
While cynics – and I’m usually one of them – will sneer at the injection of frivolity into a serious statement, the phenomenon shows just how much internet culture has permeated our political process. Our leaders can’t ignore it.
Best wishes to Ed Miliband in his new career as a full-time meme.
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