As you may have heard by now George Clooney was arrested during a protest at the Sudanese Embassy this morning. Per Buzzfeed:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor George Clooney and his father have been arrested at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.
The protesters accuse Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, of provoking a humanitarian crisis and blocking food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains in the county’s border region with South Sudan.
The dapper actor’s arrest immediately spawned multiple trending topics on Twitter, like #FREECLOONEY, #SudaneseEmbassy, and — most importantly — #ClooneyCrimes (started by Buzzfeed) where Twitter users are taking turns naming tongue-in-cheek crimes against humanity George Clooney has committed.
Some are arguing that tweets like “Batman’s Nipples. #clooneycrimes” are undermining the story and George’s message, but I prefer to believe they’re spreading awareness via dead vampire stripper jokes. Win and win.
Here are a handful of the ones I’ve liked most. Awareness!
Image Source via Buzzfeed