Tony Abbott Was Just Asking To Become A Meme When He Posted This Picture

Apparently he missed the memo from David Cameron.

1. When UK Prime Minister David Cameron posted this serious selfie on Twitter, he naturally spawned a hilarious meme.

2. Yesterday, Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott followed in his footsteps.

3. Literally — within minutes Twitter users got in on the action.

.@na_cotic @thombus @TonyAbbottMHR I'm patched in what's the sitrep

— Dame Key Lime Pie (@MrJosh9000)

@MrJosh9000 @na_cotic @TonyAbbottMHR Okay I'm connected and... wait on I'm pretty sure that's not Tony

— Dame Tombob (@thombus)

.@thombus @na_cotic @TonyAbbottMHR wait let me swap phones

— Dame Key Lime Pie (@MrJosh9000)

@MrJosh9000 @thombus @na_cotic @TonyAbbottMHR Okay, I’m on the call. Let’s do this.

— Dafydd Williams (@pipequanta)

@pipequanta @MrJosh9000 @thombus @na_cotic @TonyAbbottMHR I’m here. What’s the sitch?

— Jess Clarke (@Jess_Clarke)

@Jess_Clarke @MrJosh9000 @TonyAbbottMHR @na_cotic @pipequanta @thombus how can I help?

— Chris Neugebauer (@chrisjrn)

Hey @TonyAbbottMHR tone. Tone. TONE. TOOONNEEEEE I am on the line now u wot m8

— Fakeed™ Butler (@fakeedbutler)

@TonyAbbottMHR m8 what’s happening?

— Sir Bernard T. Bolt (@bernietb)

I'm on the line and listening in “@TonyAbbottMHR: Just got an update on the search for #MH370”

— Kate Iselin (@kateiselin)

@kateiselin @TonyAbbottMHR Patched in as well, apologies for delay. #AbbottMH370

— John Weeks (@john_weeks)

@john_weeks @kateiselin @TonyAbbottMHR everyone talk 1 at a time please, I've got you on speaker

— Doug Terry (@TerryDougie)

@TerryDougie @kateiselin @john_weeks @TonyAbbottMHR Can you just repeat that last bit please?

— Owen Wareham (@owenwareham)

.@TonyAbbottMHR patched in now prime minister

— Adam Brereton (@adambrereton)

Are we doing this again @TonyAbbottMHR

— Michael T (@mtats)

.@TonyAbbottMHR #selfiegame

— Ayden Cutajar (@AydenCutajar)

21. Sadly, unlike David Cameron, no actual knights patched in for Tony’s call.

.@robdelaney @David_Cameron @BarackObama I'm now patched in as well. Sorry for the delay.

— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew)

22. Better luck next time.

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Jenna Guillaume is Editor-at-Large for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.
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