After an onlooker shouted the immortal phrase “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv” at the knife attacker in Leytonstone station in London over the weekend, the words have captured the minds of the nation.
The hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv even trended on Twitter on Sunday, as Britain united in the face of the attack and denounced the use of Islam to justify terrorist attacks.
So, given how popular the phrase has proven to be, we all knew it was only a matter of time until UK Prime Minister David Cameron attempted to piggyback off the soundbite.
In fact some were predicting the cringe-worthy moment an Eton-educated politician would attempt London slang for at least 24 hours before it came to pass.
Dreading the moment when Cameron tries to say #YouAintNoMuslimBruv
— karl wareham (@Warlkareham) December 6, 2015
David Cameron is DEFINITELY going to say you aint no muslim bruv at some point putting on an urban accent. Be prepared #YouAintNoMuslimBruv
— eiufheijfemdl (@CatBamDustFoot) December 6, 2015
And when it did happen in the PM’s speech in the Midlands earlier today, it was just as awful as we expected.
David Cameron just said: "You ain't no Muslim, bruv" and here's the proof https://t.co/35dbWeniFs
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) December 7, 2015
Thanking the man who spoke the phrase in Leytonstone, Cameron said:
Some of us have dedicated speeches and media appearances, and soundbites and everything to this subject but ‘you ain’t no Muslim, bruv’ said it all, much better than I ever could and thank you [to the person who said it originally] because that will be applauded all around the country.
And as soon as the news broke that Cameron had uttered the phrase, the internet completely (and understandably) lost its collective shit…
David Cameron has just said: "You ain't no Muslim, bruv"
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) December 7, 2015
To be clear: no one asked David Cameron for his views on #YouAintNoMuslimBruv. He volunteered them
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) December 7, 2015Advertisement
Can anyone at BBC News / Sky justify why they've yet to show Cameron saying "You Ain't No Muslim Bruv"? Disgusting. The world needs it.
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) December 7, 2015
David Cameron, 7 December 2015: "You ain't no Muslim, bruv." pic.twitter.com/I4kD3ifdtj
— The Sun Apologies (@SunApology) December 7, 2015
David Cameron has just said "you ain't no Muslim, bruv" pic.twitter.com/NiOAcRYbky
— Michael Lennon (@Mikes_musings) December 7, 2015
It's right of Cameron to praise #YouAintNoMuslimBruv, but it's also right to laugh at him saying bruv.
— Ben 🎄 List 🎾 (@raysofdavies) December 7, 2015Advertisement
— The Media Blog (@TheMediaTweets) December 7, 2015
— Voldermat (@MatofKilburnia) December 7, 2015
To be clear, David Cameron has used the phrase 'you ain't no muslim bruv.' The phrase has now been retired from circulation. Please pass on.
— Bella (@bellamackie) December 7, 2015
How to kill a hashtag in six seconds, the David Cameron edition.