Anthony Albanese’s beloved dog Toto has been mercilessly bullied by trolls just days after the dog made his Twitter debut.
The curly-coated canine, dubbed “Australia’s first dog”, initially received a warm welcome on the platform and gained 20,000 followers in just 24 hours.
However, just days later, the dark side of Toto’s newfound fame became apparent when fed up fans complained that the account’s tweets were too “embarrassing.”
‘It’s so embarrassing I can’t stand it! I got really excited about the cute account, but some of the tweets are just OTT (over the top),’ said one user.
Anthony Albanese’s beloved dog Toto has been mercilessly bullied by trolls just days after the dog made his Twitter debut (pictured, the couple on Election Day, March 21).
The curly-coated canine, nicknamed ‘Australia’s First Dog’, initially received a warm welcome on the platform, gaining 20,000 followers in just 24 hours (pictured, Toto’s first tweet).
‘Toto listen to me very carefully. If you make one more post I will tell your dad that you went to live on a farm,” another tweeted.
“I’m a Labor voter but please delete this page,” added a third.
“Every time this account says ‘hooman’ I will kick (1) dog,” said a fourth.
However, others defended the account, which was created by a 20-year-old university student in Brisbane who explained they loved the Prime Minister’s dog.
“My grandkids love it…get a grip,” one wrote.
‘Hello Toto… it’s a pleasure to follow you on Twitter. Let your dad know I’m proud to have him as my Prime Minister,” said another.
The dark side of Toto’s newfound fame became evident when fed-up fans complained that the tweets were too “embarrassing” (pictured, Albanese and his dog the day after the election, May 22).
In his last tweet, Toto said his ‘dad’ had promised to take him to Parliament if he got more followers than Scott Morrison.
‘Dad took me on a busy furry playdate over the weekend! It was great making new doggy and human friends!’ the account captioned a photo of a beaming Albanese and Toto wearing a Labor scarf.
In another tweet, the dog told his followers to have a “perfect day.”
Meanwhile, Albanese has hit the ground running since his victory in Saturday’s election.
On Monday he was sworn in as Prime Minister before traveling to the Quad leaders’ summit in Tokyo.
The regional security partnership includes Australia, the United States, Japan and India and aims to counter Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific.
Albanese has hit the ground running since winning Saturday’s election (pictured with Toto on election day, March 21).
US President Joe Biden praised Albanese’s resilience on his first day in office.
“You took an oath, you got on a plane and if you fall asleep while you’re here, it’s okay because I don’t know how you’re doing it,” he said.
‘Congratulations on your choice. When he won and I called him, we really appreciated his commitment to being here so soon after taking office.’
Upon his return to Australia, the Prime Minister called the trip a great success, but admitted he is still getting used to his title.
“It really hit me when people started calling you Prime Minister and you realize that you’re not looking for someone else, it’s actually you,” he told Sunrise.