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:
#FreeKimDavis She’s like Rosa Parks if Rosa Parks was a bus driver who wouldn’t let white people get on her bus and she crashed 3 busses
— Jack Kimble (@RepJackKimble) September 5, 2015
#FreeKimDavis how is she going to find a 5th husband if all of the good guys marry each other??? pic.twitter.com/UEJPd9xcWu
— Jillian Hurley (@BeautyBind) September 4, 2015
#FreeKimDavis because using #ReligiousLiberty to deny service is an American institution! pic.twitter.com/yZdWX97Bq9
— Fozziebare (@Fozziebare) September 3, 2015
#FreeKimDavis Worst coupon ever…
— Ryan Smith (@smithboyrd) September 3, 2015
Don’t fall for the scam people! They say #FreeKimDavis, but if you read the fine print, its only if you buy one of equal or greater cost
— Kragar (@Kragar_LGF) September 3, 2015