Beginning the second the victory was announced, thousands of people tweeted “eat shit Lyle” at Shelton, head of the Australian Christian Lobby and spokesperson for the Coalition for Marriage.
Yesterday afternoon, while ‘marriage equality’ was the top trending term on Twitter for Australia, ‘Lyle’ was number two—and number seven internationally, as users succinctly voiced months and years of frustration.
Shelton is notorious for telling people off for being rude to him on Twitter, so he might have a busy day ahead of him.
eat shit lyle
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) December 7, 2017
Eat shit Lyle
— j.r. hennessy (@jrhennessy) December 7, 2017
｜ Ｅａｔ ｓｈｉｔ ｜
｜ Ｌｙｌｅ ｜
— 🌹ＢＵＮＮＹＳＡＹＥＶＥＲＹＷＯＲＤ｜Ｂａｎ Ｎａｚｉｓ (@bunnysay_ebooks) December 7, 2017
Every Australian I follow is telling Lyle to eat shit
— Worlds Festive Sloth☭🌹 (@Speediest_Sloth) December 7, 2017
Can we get some skywriters to spell out #eatshitlyle in every major city? I'm keen to contribute
— Alaisdair (@alaisdair) December 7, 2017
Any boss who sacks an LGBTI employee for not turning up to work tomorrow’s a bum
And Lyle? EAT. SHIT.
— Sabine Wolff (@sabinewolff) December 7, 2017
now, a #MarriageEquaility haiku:
equal marriage rights,
at last, australian law.
also: eat shit lyle
— illy bocean (@IllyBocean) December 7, 2017
It's now compulsory for all celebrants to say "Eat Shit Lyle!" during wedding ceremonies.
— Pauline Pantsdown (@PPantsdown) December 7, 2017
What were u doing when same sex marriage was legalised Aunty Catty? I was tweeting “Eat shit” at a bad man named Lyle
— Moody Baby (@luxlazuli) December 7, 2017
I know the support for #EatShitLyle *seems* overwhelming but maybe we should do a national postal survey to be sure.
— Dave (@_daveburrows) December 7, 2017