It could! Just nine days after the thought, that record was cracked. Mr. Godfrey had beaten Ms. Jenner’s post about her infant daughter with a simple picture of an egg. The original egg post now has more than 52 million likes — her post is shy of 19 million — and the egg’s account now has more than 10 million followers.
Why an egg? Mr. Godfrey explained: “An egg has no gender, race or religion. An egg is an egg, it’s universal.”
Mr. Godfrey, a 29-year-old advertising creative who works at The & Partnership in London, and the two friends he has enlisted to help him with the account have now delivered their second act. It is a commercial produced with and aired on the streaming service Hulu, timed to take advantage of the annual Super Bowl ad extravaganza. In it, the egg shares a story about how going viral has affected its mental health.
“The pressure of social media is getting to me,” the egg discloses in the commercial, after introducing itself. “If you’re struggling, too, talk to someone.”
The ad then directs viewers to the website for the nonprofit Mental Health America. The creators say that mental health is the first of several causes that the egg — which they and their fans call Eugene — will come to stand for.
“People have fallen in love with this egg, and Eugene the egg wants to continue to spread positive messages,” said Alissa Khan-Whelan, 26, one of the friends working with Mr. Godfrey.
“We would miss Britain as part of the European Union, especially in these troubled times. Therefore, Britons should know, from the bottom of our hearts: we want them to stay.” That was then. This is now. ”Brexit is one big s***show!” German MP Michael Roth, Germany’s Minister for European Affairs said on Saturday. “I say that now very undiplomatically. I don’t know if even William Shakespeare could have come up with such up a tragedy like this one. Who will foot the bill in the end?” Roth continued to say that ”90% of the MPs in the British government don’t even know how workers think, how they live, work and behave. But they have managed to up-end everything. And now someone else is going to have to take responsibility for their actions.”
What’s happened to all that German love for Britain? It seems to have evaporated with the chaos and dithering of British parliament, exacerbated by blistering rants from Brexiteers that cast Germany as the villain standing in the way of Brexit. Days after Germany’s love letter, Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski accused Germany and the EU of being “ungrateful,” in a Twitter rant that he later apologized for being factually incorrect. “Britain helped to liberate half of Europe. She mortgaged herself up to eye balls in process. No Marshall Plan for us only for Germany. We gave up war reparations in 1990. We put £370 billion into EU since we joined. Watch the way ungrateful EU treats us now. We will remember.” In fact, the UK was the largest recipient of the US Marshall Plan after World War II, at about $3 billion.
The UK is currently due to leave the EU on 12 April and, as yet, no withdrawal deal has been approved by MPs.
prime minister has proposed that if UK MPs approve a deal in time, the
UK should be able to leave before European Parliamentary elections on 23
But she said the UK would prepare to field candidates in those elections in case no agreement is reached.
It is up to the EU whether to grant an extension to Article 50, the legal process through which the UK is leaving the EU, after MPs repeatedly rejected the withdrawal agreement reached between the UK and the bloc.