Some 45 million people are set to wear a Remembrance Day poppy this year, and virtually no one will be offended by this.
Despite that, a number of people used social media to declare they would wear the flowers whether they offended people or not.
today with pride I wear my poppy, and those who are offended can leave this country.— Hanna Mantour (@HMantour) October 24, 2015
If you are offended by the poppy then by all means do fuck off out of this country.— Sean Brindley (@SeanBrindley17) November 9, 2014
Oh she's ready she's fucking ready
If offended by the poppy please feel free to make your way to the border ✌🏻️ pic.twitter.com/xRHjzTLtH1— STAUNCH PHILAMENA (@billy1690_king) October 24, 2015
This years poppy bought in remembrance of the brave who sacrificed their lives so our is better if it offends you then I am offended by you— Gav Walker (@gavwalker64) October 25, 2015
— Sam Everill (@SamEverill) November 8, 2012
In fact, some people even suggested that anyone who does find the poppy offensive should go "home" - although it is unclear where "home" is...
For those offended by the wearing of the poppy ........ Go home!— Stephanie Sylvester (@sylvesterdacat) November 9, 2011
If you're offended by me wearing a poppy you can piss off home you cunt— Formannnn (@Formannnnn) October 20, 2013
If the poppy offended you, home is the direction in which you should fuck off! ✌️🇬🇧👋👋— The Guvnor (@theboynando9) November 8, 2014
Enter Jez Hunt, whose pointed Facebook post setting the record straight that most Muslims are not actually offended by people wearing poppies, has now gone viral.
Thankfully, many people supported the sentiment...
I'm yet to have met a single person who's 'offended' by the poppy in 25 years. Don't believe everything you read. 🌹 https://t.co/Pm2HaJGgTD— * Alicia * (@AliciaHearts_) October 26, 2015
No one is offended by you saying "Merry Christmas," or wearing a poppy, so stop going on about it.— Liz Hargreaves (@LizHargreaves) October 25, 2015
Contrary to 95% of people on Facebook I have never encountered anyone offended by someone wearing a poppy.— Richard Allen (@DickieA) October 4, 2015
Nobody is offended by the poppy ffs— Princess Daisy (@Number8gov) October 28, 2015
Seeing a lot of "if this poppy offends you" shite, but I have honestly never met anyone who is offended by a poppy, or Xmas for that matter— Daniel Pinner (@DanielPinner2) October 26, 2015
The poppy has sometimes been the flashpoint for controversy, with some pointing towards incidents involving members the British Armed Forces.
Twitter account Crimes Of Britain (@crimesofbrits) regularly tweets posts such as this:
Jeremy Corbyn this week bowed to convention to wear a red poppy in the Commons.
The Labour leader, who recently stepped down as chair of Stop The War, had in previous years worn a white poppy.
Events are taking place marking London Poppy Day today. as members of the Armed Forces try to raise £1 million in just one day.
The poppy has become a symbol of remembrance of those who have given their lives fighting for their country. It was Canadian surgeon John McCrae's iconic poem, In Flanders Fields, which inspired the adoption of the poppy as such as symbol. The poem pays tribute to those who lost their lives on the battlefields of WW1.
Last year's Poppy Appeal raised over £45 million for the Royal British Legion, which provides support for members of the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families.