Eat your heart out, Guy Fawkes.
One man’s split-second decision to dump his milkshake on Nigel Farage has apparently inspired others to try to do the same, and now, according to the British news site Kent Live, the Brexit leader is supposedly holed up in his campaign tour bus for fear of getting milkshake’d once more.
Farage’s bus driver told Kent Live that there were “a couple of guys standing over there with milkshakes. They were going to throw them over him.”
“But the police are there, we’ve spotted them and now Nigel isn’t getting off the bus,” he added.
Farage isn’t the only far-right British politician to end up wearing ice cream recently. Tommy Robinson, a former leader of the anti-Muslim group English Defense League who’s running for a seat on the EU’s European Parliament, got hit by a milkshake hurled at long range while he was campaigning near Manchester on May 1.
“Had a strawberry milkshake thrown over me by some, I dunno, I’d say some Muslim supporter of course,” Robinson posted on his Telegram account afterward.
But unfortunately for Robinson, that was only Act I.
The very next day, Robinson got into an argument with a man named Danyal Mahmud, which concluded with Mahmud dumping the contents of his McDonald’s cup over Robinson’s head.
A man can be heard yelling in the video, “That’s what you get for being a fascist!”
Mahmud told the British news site Asian Image that Robinson kept accosting him on the street, so “a milkshake ‘slipped’ out of my hand.”
Then there’s Carl Benjamin, a fervent anti-feminist UK Independence Party candidate who once tweeted to a female Labour Party politician “I wouldn’t even rape you.” Benjamin was one of the leaders of the online harassment campaign known as Gamergate, and he’s been doused with milkshakes not once, not twice, but four times this week.
Looks like UKIP European election candidate Carl Benjamin was the latest to get the milkshake treatment during a visit to Salisbury today
— Rebecca Hudson (@OxMailRebecca) May 19, 2019
It got to the point where Edinburgh police actually asked a local McDonald’s to stop selling milkshakes this past weekend because Farage was scheduled to hold a rally nearby.