As if this year couldn't get any stranger, a man named Adolf Hitler has just won an election in Namibia.
Adolf Hitler Uunona—who represents Namibia's South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) party—won an election to become Councilor of the Ompundja constituency by a landslide and has just been sworn in.
Electoral Commission of Namibia
Uunona spoke with the German newspaper Bild.
He told them his father probably gave him his name without knowing its full historical significance.
This seems like the sort of thing Adolf Hitler would say https://t.co/woFSA8DbqL— James Felton (@James Felton)1607008262.0
The politician commented:
"As a child I saw it as a totally normal name. It wasn't until I was growing up that I realized this man wanted to subjugate the whole world. I have nothing to do with any of these things."
Seeing Adolf Hitler win an election in Namibia after thinking he was in Argentina all these years. https://t.co/ceFvlhMd1r— Jacob Bisson (@Jacob Bisson)1607005440.0
Saw "Adolf Hitler" trending. Went to see WHY "Adolf Hitler" was trending. https://t.co/D4GECZzcor— The RENalorian (@The RENalorian)1607003228.0
Names like Adolf aren't incredibly rare in Namibia, which was a German colony from 1884 to 1915.
Tfw you check the news and read that Adolf Hitler has won the elections but you're also not really surprised becaus… https://t.co/Oj2VQHCd3Z— iou 🍷🍂 (@iou 🍷🍂)1606998154.0
The politician goes by Adolf Uunona in public and is called Adolf by his close friends.
You know its 2020 when #adolfhitler is trending! https://t.co/Usf43Ekx1M— The writing community chat show 😈 (@The writing community chat show 😈)1607007422.0
I mean seriously a dude named Adolf Hitler winning an election is the most 2020 thing possible. https://t.co/uEGS8MBlrU— Dimension Meme Bot 🙈 (@Dimension Meme Bot 🙈)1607088611.0
No matter how innocent Uunona's victory may have been, Twitter quickly freaked out over 2020 bringing another Adolf Hitler to power.
This didn’t end well last time 😳— LADbible (@LADbible)1606993688.0
saw Adolf Hitler trending and thought that mf died https://t.co/ppYKqpw5XP— kai 🌟 (@kai 🌟)1607005146.0
Yeah of course I have a black friend, huh? What’s his name? Adolf Hitler. https://t.co/y3LKjyoV3A— 𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐬 puts mistletoe over his pe... (@𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐬 puts mistletoe over his pe...)1607010626.0
Just when you thought 2020 had become as weird as it could be, Adolf Hitler emerges.
if you look at the data, people named ‘Adolf Hitler’ have disproportionately great success in politics… https://t.co/NuYOFc9jQ5— Zolbar Sakusun (@Zolbar Sakusun)1607021478.0
No one is trying to take over the world, calm down.— JK (@JK)1607085121.0
🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️😩😩😩 Please make it stop... Can we trend internationally for better things #AdolfHitler https://t.co/p42jTp8Mb2— Uiisira (@Uiisira)1607073290.0
Fortunately, Uunona made it absolutely clear he doesn't support his infamous namesake's platform and has no plans to take over the world.
What a relief!