This Is What Happens When A Politician Pisses Off The Internet

Australian Sen. Cory Bernardi has had a hell of a week.

1. Ultra conservative Sen. Cory “Corgi” Bernardi is notorious for his extreme views.

Like the time he made a speech in Parliament linking homosexuality to bestiality, which resulted in his forced resignation as Tony Abbott’s parliamentary secretary.

2. The senator has a new book out, and it’s a doozy.

Highlights from The Conservative Revolution include the way Bernardi says women use abortion as “an abhorrent form of birth control”, and describes the pro-abortion rights movement as “pro-death.” He believes religion should play a more prominent role in politics (and by religion he means Christianity), and that we all need to revert back to more traditional values, particularly in relation to families. You see, Bernardi thinks that not all families are created equal — of course, the traditional family is the most, in fact the only, acceptable way to go. He is critical of stepfamilies, says being conceived through IVF makes you a “commodity”, and being raised by a single mother causes girls to be promiscuous and boys to become criminals. Don’t even get him started on same-sex marriage.

4. Needless to say, this didn’t really go over well with, well, anybody.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten said he was offended by Bernardi’s comments, Tony Abbott’s office released a statement emphasising Bernardi’s backbencher status and saying “his views do not represent the position of the government”, and Liberal MP Warren Entsch questioned Bernardi’s gay “obsession” and noted “he who protests the loudest…”

5. And then the internet got involved. First, the Amazon reviews flooded in.

10. Then the memes began.

Cory Bernardi. Typical Tea Party-style hypocrite! #auspol

— Stephen (@TheAviator1992)

Stephen

@TheAviator1992

Cory Bernardi. Typical Tea Party-style hypocrite! #auspol

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13. They confronted Bernardi’s views on sexuality.

Liberal MP Warren Entsch attacks Cory Bernardi on 'gay obsession' #auspol #Bernardi http://t.co/ni6GoL8y7A

— craigjack36 (@craigjack36)

craigjack36

@craigjack36

Liberal MP Warren Entsch attacks Cory Bernardi on ‘gay obsession’ #auspol #Bernardi
http://t.co/ni6GoL8y7A

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16. Poked fun at his statements on families.

Cory Bernardi is still suffering from the pain inflicted by his adopted family - The Shady Bunch #auspol

— Da Polar Vortex Geek (@geeksrulz)

Da Polar Vortex Geek

@geeksrulz

Cory Bernardi is still suffering from the pain inflicted by his adopted family - The Shady Bunch #auspol

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19. Utilised his “Corgi” nickname.

21. And reimagined Bernardi’s book cover.

24. Then South Australians took to Tumblr to apologise for Bernardi being elected in their state.

28. This page became the top result when you search for Cory Bernardi on Facebook.

Bernardi appears to have deleted his own Facebook page.

31. These cartoons were circulated.

Women, do you have a decision to make? Call @corybernardi. #destroythejoint #auspol #Bernardi

— Destroy The Joint (@JointDestroyer)

Destroy The Joint

@JointDestroyer

Women, do you have a decision to make? Call @corybernardi. #destroythejoint #auspol #Bernardi

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RT @Broelman: CARTOON: Whaling and wackos... this is what you get when you combine whaling with Cory Bernardi #auspol

— Stan Steam (@StanSteam2)

Stan Steam

@StanSteam2

RT @Broelman: CARTOON: Whaling and wackos… this is what you get when you combine whaling with Cory Bernardi #auspol

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Cory Bernardi's cry for help

— David Pope (@davpope)

David Pope

@davpope

Cory Bernardi’s cry for help

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34. And the #AskCory and #DearCory hashtags started trending.

#askcory I have "I Like Big Butts" as my ringtone. Am I going to hell?? :((

— PanaDoll (@bibbitybobbin)

PanaDoll

@bibbitybobbin

#askcory I have “I Like Big Butts” as my ringtone. Am I going to hell?? :((

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@corybernardi I thought I was making my coffee the right way, but thought I'd check with you as you know all. How to do it right? #askcory

— Ella (@EllaCoffeebean)

Ella

@EllaCoffeebean

@corybernardi I thought I was making my coffee the right way, but thought I’d check with you as you know all. How to do it right? #askcory

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I wish @corybernardi would just give us a list of the sexual practices that are okay because he personally enjoys them. #askCory

— Jeremy Sear (@jeremysear)

Jeremy Sear

@jeremysear

I wish @corybernardi would just give us a list of the sexual practices that are okay because he personally enjoys them. #askCory

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I stopped in middle of giving my Bf a blow job to #AskCory should I swallow or spit? Don't want to kill those thousands of humans?

— Deb (@FallenAngel_Deb)

Deb

@FallenAngel_Deb

I stopped in middle of giving my Bf a blow job to #AskCory should I swallow or spit? Don’t want to kill those thousands of humans?

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Is IVF a slippery slope to bestiality? #AskCory #auspol

— Mark Travers (@mark_travers)

Mark Travers

@mark_travers

Is IVF a slippery slope to bestiality? #AskCory #auspol

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What exactly is doggie style? #askcory

— Gusface Redux (@Gusface_Redux)

Gusface Redux

@Gusface_Redux

What exactly is doggie style? #askcory

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Cory, if I slept with Micky Mouse's dog, would that be a plutonic relationship? #askcory #dearcory

— Scott Clarke (@Winetosser)

Scott Clarke

@Winetosser

Cory, if I slept with Micky Mouse’s dog, would that be a plutonic relationship? #askcory #dearcory

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Does the guy with two penises come from a traditional family? I'm betting no #askCory

— Darryl Snow (@lapuntadelfin)

Darryl Snow

@lapuntadelfin

Does the guy with two penises come from a traditional family? I’m betting no #askCory

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#DearCory I ache for your touch. Every night I see your rippling back float before my eyes

— Ben Pobjie (@benpobjie)

Ben Pobjie

@benpobjie

#DearCory I ache for your touch. Every night I see your rippling back float before my eyes

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#askcory hey what came first the Douche or the Turd?

— Fi Fi Fiona :) (@Inigo__Montoya_)

Fi Fi Fiona :)

@Inigo__Montoya_

#askcory hey what came first the Douche or the Turd?

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@vanbadham Another unconventional family - not Christians, unwed parents, & asylum seekers. #dearcory #auspol

— Matt-o-Matic Davey (@MattGlassDarkly)

Matt-o-Matic Davey

@MattGlassDarkly

@vanbadham Another unconventional family - not Christians, unwed parents, & asylum seekers. #dearcory #auspol

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#dearcory As a lesbian, raised 3 kids. Now in 30s, no drugs, no crime, all have uni education & jobs. 2 lovely grandkids. What's yr problem?

— Mary-Helen Ward (@drwitty_knitter)

Mary-Helen Ward

@drwitty_knitter

#dearcory As a lesbian, raised 3 kids. Now in 30s, no drugs, no crime, all have uni education & jobs. 2 lovely grandkids. What’s yr problem?

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#dearcory gay dads of 1-year old twins (boy and a girl), one of us migrated to Aus, we're doing allright, thank you

— Javier Encalada (@enkoala)

Javier Encalada

@enkoala

#dearcory gay dads of 1-year old twins (boy and a girl), one of us migrated to Aus, we’re doing allright, thank you

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#DearCory I smack my cats bum and i also go out and smack the bums of other cats. Is that wrong?

— Linley (@Lone_Deranger_)

Linley

@Lone_Deranger_

#DearCory I smack my cats bum and i also go out and smack the bums of other cats. Is that wrong?

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#dearcory I have 1 sister and 2 half siblings, we are best mates, tight-knit and my step dad and mum are 18 years strong. Are we legit?

— amee maree (@_ameemaree)

amee maree

@_ameemaree

#dearcory I have 1 sister and 2 half siblings, we are best mates, tight-knit and my step dad and mum are 18 years strong. Are we legit?

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#DearCory How did the Abbott sister turn out a lesbian? She was raised in a traditional, Catholic family.

— authentiCATEd (@GalacticWomanAu)

authentiCATEd

@GalacticWomanAu

#DearCory How did the Abbott sister turn out a lesbian? She was raised in a traditional, Catholic family.

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#dearcory - I won't waste words on my father. Stepfather's contribution to social development of self and siblings: PRICELESS.

— Upgrade Your Rage (@LRichardsQLD)

Upgrade Your Rage

@LRichardsQLD

#dearcory - I won’t waste words on my father. Stepfather’s contribution to social development of self and siblings: PRICELESS.

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#dearcory Here are some words that rhyme with Cory: bigot, fool, scumbag, misogynist, zealot, killer, maggot, coward, heretic, knob..

— Silence Wedge (@silencewedge)

Silence Wedge

@silencewedge

#dearcory Here are some words that rhyme with Cory: bigot, fool, scumbag, misogynist, zealot, killer, maggot, coward, heretic, knob..

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