The poor old Daily Telegraph.
The newspaper wanted to collect a lovely selection of tributes, pictures and stories to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II becoming our longest reigning monarch this week.
After 63 years on the throne, The Queen certainly deserves a thank you, but when The Telegraph called out for contributions on Twitter using the hashtag #ThankTheQueen, things didn't go quite as planned.
When the newspaper issued the online callout - promising that the best messages and anecdotes to do with The Queen would be published on is website - its hashtag was swiftly hijacked by people who weren't big fans of the monarchy.
So far the #ThanktheQueen hashtag as promoted by Telegraph….isn't dripping with obsequious gratitude.— Revolting-Subject (@UnRoyalReporter) September 7, 2015
Some made treasonous jokes:
#thankthequeen for single handedly winning wwii by changing that tyre. And for services to the hat and brooch industries.— Zosia Silarska (@willknitforwine) September 7, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
#ThankTheQueen for producing offspring so odious that the end of the monarchy cannot be far off— The Cowboy (@SirFrankBadger) September 7, 2015
Say what you like about the Queen but she's always on the money. #ThankTheQueen— Phil Walker (@Philwalkercomic) September 7, 2015
#ThanktheQueen for appearing on all our money and stamps, we'd risk forgetting what you looked like if you didn't.— Joseph Reeves (@iknowjoseph) September 7, 2015
So a life of privilege, never working and never worrying about paying the bills leads to a long life. #ThanktheQueen for that research.— ian stewart (@ianstew33) September 7, 2015