#milifandom Might Be the Strangest Thing About the UK Election so Far

For those who say all teenagers are apathetic about politics, we give you #milifandom. That was one of the top trending hashtags in the UK Tuesday evening as teenagers threw their support behind the current leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband. The term was first used on Twitter back in June 2014. But it was 17-year-old Abby who started the current wave of #milifandom (or #milifan if you need to save on some characters). She usually tweets to her 11,000 followers about Avengers star Tom Hiddleston, but has increasingly been tweeting about the election and one leader in particular who would get her vote. If she could vote. According to Buzzfeed, it may have started out as a joke. But it quickly gained traction and soon Miliband had a fandom.