Donald Trump has one of the most popular accounts on Twitter, with over 33 million followers, but a piece if produce in a plastic zip bag wants to prove it can do even better than the President of the United States.
“What if this account that is simply half an onion in a Ziploc bag ended up with more followers than @realDonaldTrump?” That was the tweet that signaled the rise of @HalfOnioninABag, a literal half an onion with big dreams. Set up on the day of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, the tongue-in-cheek account has already attracted over 490,000 followers, and while that’s nowhere near close to 22 million, it’s a surprisingly good start.
Unless this half onion actually has a mind of its own, the account was set up by a human user, but known known who it is. The mystery operator did respond to a direct message from Cnet, saying “I wanted to make some noise and make some people laugh in the process because I think we’re gonna all need a good dose of humor to get through this.” The joke wen viral and now the half onion in a bag has nearly half a million Twitter followers.
— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 20, 2017
Speaking about its long-term goals, the humble produce tweeted “I won’t clog your feeds. I’m just here to get more followers than @realDonaldTrump & then hopefully be used on a hamburger or in an omelet.” Most of its other tweets are onion-related jibes at the controversial 45th President of the United States, some of which are actually pretty funny.
— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 24, 2017
The followers of @HalfOnioninABag seem pretty enthusiastic about the project, with many tweeting encouraging messages like ” Make America grate again!” How cool is that!
Who wore it better? pic.twitter.com/kHSarXv9YW
— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 23, 2017
Supposing that its follower rate stays the same and Donald Trump’s stays the same, it would still take the half an onion about a year to match The Donald. Can it do it? Who knows, but I’m loving the ambition. There’s a lesson here, humans, even if you’re half a produce, you can still dream big.
Eric Trump always looks like he accidentally bit into a whole raw onion & is trying to act like he meant to and that it actually tastes good pic.twitter.com/SNFPL4RlSe
— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 22, 2017
The otherwise outspoken President Trump has so far been tight-lipped about @HalfOnioninABag. I guess he doesn’t feel threatened by it just yet. Never underestimate a half an onion, sir!