Twitter Users Hijack #FreeKimDavis To Lampoon Jailed Kentucky Clerk

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Su... Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) MORE LESS
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September 5, 2015 12:05 p.m.

Soon after Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis was arrested for refusing to issue marriage licenses, supporters created the hashtag #FreeKimDavis to push for her release. Soon after that, her detractors hijacked the hashtag to do just the opposite.

Twitter erupted with posts calling Davis out for multiple marriages and comparing the hashtag to a giveaway coupon.

Twitter users also flocked to a parody account, @nexttokimdavis, which provides some insight into how Davis’ crusade is affecting her beleaguered coworkers.

Some of the most popular tweets are included below:

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