Who is @SUSUSabbs?
An anarchic parody account lampooning the SUSU Sabbatical team has been put under the spotlight. The twitter account formerly known as @SUSUSabbs, branded as “offensive” by SUSU President, Sam Ling, has […]
An anarchic parody account lampooning the SUSU Sabbatical team has been put under the spotlight.
The twitter account formerly known as @SUSUSabbs, branded as “offensive” by SUSU President, Sam Ling, has been making mischief since early January. Accusations and rumours have been flying ever since an attempt to find out who exactly is behind the account caused a fuss at SUSU. The account has a strongly anti-establishment streak, so obviously, members of the Soton Tab editorial team and former No to NUS campaigners have both been accused of running it.
But after a close-to-the-wire tweet about a potential “vote-matching” system for SUSU elections and a mention from Sam at Union Council last night, the account has been swiftly shut down. Jade Head, Societies Officer, tweeted post-council last night:
Trying to guess who @sususabbs We will find you and your offensive remarks will stop
— Jade Head (@Jad323) February 4, 2013
However, it seems you can’t keep a good parody account down. A now re-branded “NotSUSUSabbs” account has emerged this morning and has reposted gems such as:
We always wear our Sabb polos on nights out. The freshers think we’re a big deal or something. Guaranteed shag. #Sabbvice
— SUSUSabbs (@NotSUSUSabbs) February 5, 2013
Not all students share the sabbs’s distaste for the parody account. One student The Tab spoke to said:
I thought it was brilliant, definitely one of the better Southampton twitter accounts. Even though it was a parody some of the tweets were actually what some people believe the sabbs do
It seems that the powers that be in SUSU have not taken a liking to being mocked on the internet. Has no one told them imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?