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People Are Actually Voting For Harambe, The Gorilla Who Died

This election was better because you were a part of it. RIP Harambe.

Australia's federal election is today, and the entire nation is deciding between one white man and another, wealthier, white man. However, the actual topic of discussion has been none other than Harambe, the gorilla that was shot at Cincinnati Zoo last month.

[to Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer"] shot to the heart sniper's to blame I wish I could vote for Harambe

Harambe was a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla. On May 28, he was fatally shot by a sniper after a three-year-old child fell into his enclosure, prompting an outpouring of anger and grief around the world.

Over the past eight weeks, Australians have grown numb to the ongoing election campaign – which is the longest since 1984. Instead, they've turned to Harambe, who has morphed into something of a meme online.


People have been tweeting about Harambe for weeks, with many urging others to vote for the gorilla on their ballot. And some folks actually have.

Honour Harambe: vote for the dead gorilla. #auspol

⚪️ Liberal ⚪️ Labour ⚫️ HARAMBE

And there's people attempting to turn Harambe into some kind of martyr.

This election, ask yourself, what would Harambe (the gorilla that died) do? #ausvotes

i vote not just to keep the monarchy but to intstall harambe as our new immortal living God-King of legend #ausvotes

It's all a bit much, really.

This whole election season is just a ploy to distract us from Harambe's death

jobs, growth and justice for harambe (the gorilla who died) #ausvotes

Whoever wins, Harambe has been a vital and important part of the last couple of days of a long and strenuous election campaign.

This whole day was literally dedicated to Harambe. I miss him more than anything 😔

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