A new meme has emerged on the internet that has caught the attention of the state farm in Queensland.
State Farm Queensland spokesperson, Nick Deakins, said the farm’s team were working with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to help them make a decision on the mascot.
“It’s just an internet phenomenon, so we’re in the process of working with DPI to work out exactly what the best mascot for Queensland is,” Mr Deakin said.
The meme is being created by a user who goes by the name, G.T.
B, who uses the handle @G_T_B.
“The meme started in September when someone in Queensland said they’d like a horse mascot and then on November 1st the first G.B. meme appeared,” he said.
Mr Deak, who is a dairy farmer in the Sunshine State, said he had not heard of the meme until he saw it online.
“I saw it on Facebook a couple of weeks ago and I’m not sure if it was a viral thing or if people had been making them for a long time,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane.
“But it’s kind of funny, it’s just a cute little thing to make a joke about, so I guess that’s what it is.”
He said it was the first time he’d seen the meme in person.
“To see it online was pretty cool, I think it’s quite a new thing for people to see something like this, but it’s been quite a good reaction,” he added.
“We’re getting quite a few calls from people all over Queensland, from all over Australia, asking us if they can have a G. T. B, so it’s pretty cool.”
The meme, which began trending on Twitter on November 2, features the face of the Queensland Government’s mascot, Gizmo.
“Gizmo is the Australian state’s horse,” the meme read.
“He is a beautiful, gentle, loyal and loyal horse that will give you a good time.
Mr Deack said it had been a great response to the meme.””
When you ride his stallion, he’ll let you know it’s time to get out there and have a good day!”
Mr Deack said it had been a great response to the meme.
“A lot of people who are in Queensland, they’re very excited to have Giz.
B and he are just really popular in Queensland,” he noted.”
Hopefully we can get a few more of these memes to spread around and hopefully it will get people thinking about the Department and Queensland’s farms.”
The department said it wanted to make sure the department had a mascot that reflected the state’s diverse nature.
“This meme was created to reflect our diversity and it has been developed as a result of input from the public and our staff, who are committed to ensuring our farms are safe and secure for the future,” the department said in a statement.
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