In a rather morbid turn of events, a disturbingly high number of young people have taken their displeasure with Obama and Romney to an extreme level and are claiming that they will kill themselves if their preferred candidate loses the election next month.
Some say they won’t be able to cope if Obama wins reelection:
I swear to God if 25 ppl can give me a legit reason as to why they're voting for Obama I will kill myself (favorite this)
— Nel (@_1nel) October 4, 2012
Obama is the worst and if he wins I will kill myself
— H. (@alltimehxrry_) October 4, 2012
If Obama gets back in office I'm seriously gonna kill myself
— Lil Jon (@carolinelittlej) October 4, 2012
honestly if Obama is re elected i might as well just kill myself
— Mama Cass (@Cassbouchardd) October 5, 2012
If Obama's president again i will kill myself #FUCKOBAMA
— ♡ (@Ledeux_) October 5, 2012
If obama wins this election I'm probably going to kill myself #obamabandwagon
— BadgeNumber(Here) (@Billy_Enz) October 7, 2012
Many more are vowing to end their lives in the event of a Romney victory:
Romney and obama are both so shitty but if romney becomes president I might kill myself
— Scott Ridgway (@SRidg15) October 4, 2012
If Obama wins I'll be happy. If Romney wins I'll kill myself.
— Markus Jordan (@imaboyjaker) October 4, 2012
If Obama wouldn't win I'll kill myself.
— yarin (@yarinrada) October 3, 2012
If Mit Romney….becomes our mother effing president..I'll kill my myself.
— Kass (@KassidyBush) October 4, 2012
If I see one more Romney poster in my town, I'm going to kill myself.
— shea (@sheatothemoon) October 8, 2012
The fact that I live in a country where 8m+ people like Mitt Romney means it's time to kill myself.
— Ty (@CaptainArms) October 2, 2012
ill kill myself in front of the white house and have my dog paint my blood all over it if romney wins presidency.
— nicole pepe (@niicoleesiena) October 4, 2012
I will kill myself if romney wins! -.- hes gunna fuck up shit just like bush did ! Probablt worse!
— LongLiveAnnabella❤️ (@QueenNvnie_) October 10, 2012
If mitt romney becomes president, you don't have even have to kill me, I'll kill myself. Y'all needa vote obama
— kidrauhl. (@Sprung0nJustin) October 8, 2012
@skeetfoxes if mitt romney gets elected i will kill myself
— sammy (@sammysaidwhat) October 10, 2012
If Romney wins, i will kill myself, might as well, he's gana fuck everything up anyways ?
— $lim (@slimsavage_) October 9, 2012
A handful of Twitterers seem to be under the bizarre impression that Romney will ban tampons if elected and see that as reason enough to kill themselves:
@JessicaxJinx @PaitinMarie IF ROMNEY STOPS EVERYONE FROM USING TAMPONS, I WILL KILL MYSELF.
— suuurah (@sarah_lupo) October 9, 2012
Some admit that they’re not serious about taking their own lives:
“@SorryImNani: If obama win , what yall going to do when he cant run again ?” Kill myself .. Lol
— Uncle Papots (@PapoteMarquez) October 3, 2012
Forgive us if we fail to see the humor in threats of suicide. Joking about ending your life is shameful; suicide is not to be taken lightly.
If Obama doesn't win the election this year I honestly just might have to kill myself.
— ❀ ☼ ☽ ❀ (@smokeahontazz) October 4, 2012
If Romney wins and gets rid of student loans I'll probably kill myself. Not even joking
— Sammi Salvatore (@sammisuxxx) October 9, 2012
A few people suggest that they’ve been considering killing themselves for some time and plan to use the election results as an excuse to follow through:
I really really really want Romney to win. And then I'll have a reason to kill myself.
I hope Mitt Romney becomes president so I'll have a semi-valid reason to kill myself.
— taylor (@cryingfart) October 10, 2012
While it’s unlikely that all of the Twitterers spotlighted are seriously contemplating suicide, some very well may be. To those whose intentions are genuine, we urge that you seek help. No election is worth ending your life over.