Theresa May is all set to take over after David Cameron as British Prime Minister on Wednesday. While most of us know her name by now and are searching the web for it, we might as well learn how to spell it right.
Many on social media have confused Theresa May, who is to be Britain's second woman Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher, with Teresa May, a glamour model and adult film star who has starred in The Prodigy's video 'Smack My Bitch Up'.
Some not-so-news-savvy Twitter users have been bombarding the British model with congratulatory messages on becoming the Prime Minister, and it resulted in her trending.
I find it quite amusing how many people think I'm #TheresaMay the Prime Minister. Just shows how ignorant some people are.— Teresa May (@RealTeresaMay) July 11, 2016
Teresa, however is hogging all the unwarranted intention and seems to be making the most of it.
Wish I had a pound for every email I've received from a journalist wanting an interview. Oh there's no fee but the publicity for you! Yaaawn— Teresa May (@RealTeresaMay) July 12, 2016
Go ahead journalists, steal my pics, get an easy story rather than graft and offer me bugger all except promotion which I really don't need!— Teresa May (@RealTeresaMay) July 12, 2016
She also thought of it as a wonderful opportunity to pitch her book and sell topless signed selfies.
While Twitter users tripped over the confusion, the model, who was apparently not so popular on the platform, just sat and watched the number of her followers skyrocket.
Wondering if I'll reach 11000 followers today— Teresa May (@RealTeresaMay) July 12, 2016
Only ten more followers to go for ten-thousand— Teresa May (@RealTeresaMay) July 11, 2016
Theresa May(with an 'H'), the UK home secretary since 2010, was given a clear run after her last rival candidate Andrea Leadsom pulled out from the leadership race. She will occupy the house on 10 Downing Street as UK Prime Minister on Wednesday.
Here is how other Twitter users have joined in on the joke and had fun with it
Unfortunately the Theresa May we're getting for PM isn't this Teresa May https://t.co/TOAEv5d9Ja— Gary Winstanley (@GaryWinstanley) July 11, 2016
Crikey, tough on bras, tough on the causes of bras... Our new PM is a breath of fresh air... https://t.co/8SnH2vWgD0— Grant Jones (@firecrestgas) July 12, 2016
Just for a second, I thought I'd uncovered a massive political scandal... https://t.co/RTOh3UuFww— Tim Nicholls (@woodpunk) July 12, 2016
I'm sure we can all get behind our new leader...https://t.co/8QOe3MCSVI— Demon (@Demon_Dantanian) July 11, 2016
Is there a porn star called Jeremy Korbyn, David Kameron and Doris Johnson too? https://t.co/Z5kbEb8aHo— simon keegan (@SimonKeegan) July 11, 2016