Brexit Freakout Reaches Porn Levels Of Mass Hysteria - Dealbreaker

Brexit Freakout Reaches Porn Levels Of Mass Hysteria

Boris Johnson is getting all kinds of famous.
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We all had a good chuckle when those whacky Britons started to furiously Google "What is the EU?" after the whole world watched them vote to leave it.

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But we aren't laughing quite as hard now are we? Maybe that's because this whole "Brexit" deal caught everyone off guard.

How off guard? Try "People stopped Googling 'Porn' for a hot second" levels of shock and awe...

The portmanteau — a combination of “Britain” and “exit” to reflect the nature of the U.K.’s June 23 referendum to secede after its decades-long EU membership — was so rabidly searched on Alphabet’s Google Inc. that it even outstripped trawling for “porn” in the 24-hour period around the vote.

Yuh. People were so desperate to get even the most basic sense of what just happened that they forgot to use the internet for it's actual purpose and instead sought out information on geopolitical financial events.

But when you think about it, the way we talk about Brexit is rather filthy in a way that befits its new Google status...

Given how global stock markets were roiled following the Brexit vote, it shouldn’t be a surprise that interest in Brexit has been so intense. The British pound plunged to its lowest level in more than 30 years in the aftermath of the referendum’s surprising outcome; most analysts and pre-vote polls had expected the “remain” party to eke out a slim victory.

And in case you needed some proof of that roiling intensity in things plunging, some hero took the time to grab video of Boris Johnson's "victorious" Brexit speech and load it up on PornHub with the title of "DUMB BRITISH BLONDE F@CKS 15 MILLION PEOPLE AT ONCE" (link is maybe NSFW).

So it's not just CNBC treating Brexit like pornography. It's everyone!

‘Brexit’ beat ‘porn’ as the most popular Google search term last week [Marketwatch]

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