It's not always the case where a Question Time story is the biggest talking point of the day but the man in Bolton who couldn't comprehend that his £80k salary was a large amount of money was all anybody could talk about for the past few days.
In an attempt to criticise Labour's proposed plans to increase income tax for those earning more than £80,000-per-year, the man tried to claim that this plan was unfair on him as he wasn't in the top five-per-cent of earners in the country, which he obviously is.
The man's embarrassing moment has since become a viral clip that has been viewed more than 5 million times on the Question Time Twitter account.
“I’d like to call out Labour as liars. I am one of the people he will tax more”
This audience member, who earns ov… https://t.co/ChICg5j7p8
— BBC Question Time (@BBC Question Time)
The man's bizarre rant was so incorrect that even the BBC's fact-checking service had to correct him.
Thanks to @JolyonMaugham. The HMRC figures do indeed exclude those not earning enough to pay income tax, which mean… https://t.co/tzA64rQ3Np
— BBC Reality Check (@BBC Reality Check)
Well, as always with these embarrassing viral moments, there are bound to be memes and we're happy to say that the internet hasn't disappointed us.
As if this bloke on #QuestionTime is complaining about tax because he earns over £80k lmfao. https://t.co/8STVCDssvf