07/03/2014 07:52 GMT | Updated 07/03/2014 09:59 GMT

Worst Spelling Of Barack Obama Ever: Beautician Mauled By Twitter For Tragic ‘Barraco Barner' Attempt

A young British beautician has been torn to shreds by the internet after her attempt to spell the US President's name went horrifically wrong.

Gemma Worrall, 20, spelt Barack Obama as… wait for it... "Barraco Barner."


Additionally, Ms Worrall thought Obama was the British president and scolded him for "getting involved with Russia."

But instead of sparking an intellectual debate about the Ukraine crisis, she found herself at the centre of global attention with social media users branding the message a new low for "dumb Britain."

Within 12 hours Ms Worrall's comment had been retweeted almost 7,000 times.

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The beautician, who admits politics isn't her strong point, has now been left too fearful to tweet.

Revealing the abuse she has received she said: "Some of the comments I was getting were funny and I could have a good laugh at myself but others were just brutal and extreme and they were coming from all over the world.

"I might have had a bit of a ditzy moment but I don't deserve to be called such horrible names. I am harmless and didn't mean to offend anyone with my tweet," she told the Cavendish Press.

"I'm just amazed at how quickly things can get out of hand from one comment. I will definitely think before I tweet in future."