John Horgan said Pro Rep is 'lit' and the internet basically exploded
On Thursday night, Premier John Horgan and Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson took part in a very heated debate discussing the electoral reform.
At this point, most British Columbians have received a ballot for the Fall 2018 referendum. In several weeks, the province will tally the votes and decide whether BC keeps its current First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system, or transitions to a form of proportional representation (PR).
Among the heated debate between the two leaders, the strongest point of the night was made by the Premier, who told his opponent that “if you were woke, you’d know that Pro Rep is lit.”
Yes, he really said that.
And… he’s standing by it. On Friday morning, Horgan took to Twitter to declare: “I stand by my statement” and shared the hashtag #prorepislit.
“With the #PropRep voting system, people know that their vote will count. 40% of the votes, 40% of the seats. That means people have to work together. If you were woke, you’d know that pro-rep is lit.” Premier @jjhorgan 😎#PRDebate #PR4BC #prorepislit #bcpoli #StayWoke pic.twitter.com/osXK3I5tpm
— Mahdiyar 🇨🇦🇮🇷 (@Mahdiyar_Biazi) November 9, 2018
Here are some of the best reactions the internet had after hearing Horgan go full dad-mode.
Yeah, Premier @jjhorgan if you could never use the words ‘woke’ or ‘lit’ again, that’d be great. #PRDebate pic.twitter.com/ojtdVP8TZ4
— Taran Parmar (@Tarankparmar) November 9, 2018
@jjhorgan thinks he is a Rapper 😂😂
Well the way his labour bosses run things maybe more like a Gangsta ..@bcndp look up the word ” lit ” dummies . Stands for be pissed .. To funny pic.twitter.com/rIFWhbHWG2
— Ron Polly (@RonPolly) November 9, 2018
Now @jjhorgan is talking like a teenager at middle school. John they are not old enough to vote. Wake up!
— Paul D Ryan (@79Pdr) November 9, 2018
And with that, we’ve made our premier say #prorepislit https://t.co/zWsQOdT77r
— Cass (@itsCass) November 9, 2018
That was one of the worst debates I’ve ever tuned into. #prdebate #prorepdebate #bcpoli @jjhorgan @Wilkinson4BC
— Ken Chan (@iamkennethchan) November 9, 2018
I’m sorry, did you just say something is ‘lit’? Please no. Just no. No no no no no.
— Amy (@jimmychooamy) November 9, 2018
Secret footage of Horgan visiting a school with his new hip terminology. #embarrassing pic.twitter.com/gs7hFzFcR9
— Joel Jacobs (@airholejoel) November 9, 2018
I still think that the #ProRepIsLit comment is hilarious. Cringe-Worthy, perhaps, but I’ll take that over that stodgy Wilksinson any day.
— 🇨🇦 Barb aka Kelownagurl (@kelownagurl) November 9, 2018
That time we all felt like the Premier was our dad. #prorepislit 🤦🏻
But seriously we need #ProRep4BC https://t.co/sNDg5m1ST1
— Kathleen Yang (@kathleen__yang) November 9, 2018
John, I actually think you’re pretty cool. But stop it. Stop that hashtag immediately.
— Gavin McCormick (@manofsnowyriver) November 9, 2018
“People don’t know the outcome”. That’s a quote from you John. Lol. And please stop saying “lit”. It’s not working for you.
— All thy sons command (@kfod588) November 9, 2018
— Allan Fong (@TweetMeAllan) November 9, 2018
#ProRepIsLit is my new favourite hashtag. 😂 #prdebate
— This is Chris 🇨🇦 (@Crispius) November 9, 2018
Struck by the number of BC Liberals on Twitter last night criticizing the Premier for using different words in order to reach a broad variety of people about #prorep. Pretty sure that’s what a good communicator/politician is supposed to do #prorepislit and/or hip
— Paula Gunn (@PGunn2017) November 9, 2018
I predict this will not be the last time the premier uses the phrase #bcpoli #prorepislit https://t.co/8a9vA67zQr
— Shannon Waters (@sobittersosweet) November 9, 2018
John Horgan is a walking dad joke and I fucking love it #bcpoli
— Drew (@JustRollinOn86) November 9, 2018
.@Wilkinson4BC do you know any ‘hipster words’? #BCPoli #PRDebate #ProRepisLit 🔥 pic.twitter.com/pBarv1NtWA
— Teale Phelps Bondaroff (@TealePB) November 9, 2018
I’m woke. Are you? #ProRepisLit #PR4BC #bcpoli
— Cheryl W.👩🔬 (@VoteYesProRep) November 9, 2018
#prorepislit #ProportionalRepresentation 🙏🏻🔥 pic.twitter.com/4tWxb8R78G
— Twink 182 (@nbnysh) November 6, 2018
Woke people of Victoria. I have a bag of #ProRepisLit buttons. If you want one, hit me up. I also always keep some in my pocket. #yyj #forevercampaigning #prdebate #PR4BC pic.twitter.com/4HEf0tPOrS
— Sonia Theroux (@soniatheroux) November 9, 2018
I stand by my statement. #ProRepIsLit.
Proportional representation means exactly what it says: 40% of the votes = 40% of the seats.
Governments elected under pro rep do what so many of us do every day. They work together to get things done. #bcpoli
— John Horgan (@jjhorgan) November 9, 2018