Cumberbitches, Directioners and Hiddlestoners will have to make room for a new fandom—the Milifans. Young women on Twitter and Tumblr are now professing their undying love for British Labour Party leader Edward Miliband. In the U.S., he’s what you might call a moderate democrat.
His fandom already includes more than 400,000 Twitter followers and just over 5,500 followers on Instragram. It’s a far cry from One Direction’s 23 million Twitter followers, but it was enough for #Milifans to become a trending topic in Britain. Fangirls have even created memes for the socially progressive leader, like the nod to Taylor Swift below.
— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) April 21, 2015
Supporters of Miliband’s opponent, Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron, are trying to get in on the action with #Cameronettes.
— David Cameron Fandom (@Cameronettes) April 22, 2015
But it doesn’t appear to be going over quite as well.
— Emma Brooke (@ejbrooke) April 22, 2015