What is ‘Fiat 500 Twitter’ and are you a part of it?

23 August 2021, 23:19

Fiat 500 Twitter
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By Katie Louise Smith

"All fiat 500 twitter do is put themselves down then put the delicate ‘x’ at the end lool"

You've heard of Bare Minimum Twitter, now get ready for... Fiat 500 Twitter.

If you've spent the last few years scrolling through Twitter, you may have noticed a few people referring to a very specific of group of users on your timeline. They call them 'Fiat 500 Twitter'.

The social media subculture has always existed on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but it wasn't until 2018 when it was finally given a name.

But what does Fiat 500 Twitter mean?

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'Fiat 500 Twitter' isn't just a phrase or a meme, it's a lifestyle, babes. The term was coined by Twitter to describe a certain stereotype of person (predominantly female, but definitely not limited to) from the UK. A twenty-something girl who loves Michael Kors, loves going 'out out', getting her nails done, always tweets about absolutely meaningless stuff with un-ironic 'x's on the end... and they always get about 50k RTs for absolutely no real reason.

Essentially it's just a really specific thing to call someone who is perceived to be a little bit basic.

Why is it called Fiat 500 Twitter?

Apparently, the majority of the girls that fall under this stereotype probably either pay for a Fiat 500 (that's a car, by the way...) on finance or have had one bought for them by their parents. For some reason, it's been crowned the new 'basic' car, replacing the once legendary Mini. (May she rest in basic peace.)

If you meet any of these requirements listed in the tweet below, you are apparently part of 'Fiat 500 Twitter' demographic:

Here's a visual moodboard, in case you were wondering:

Here are some examples of 'Fiat 500 Twitter' being roasted and called out on Twitter:

There's even an account that tweets the same kind of 'Fiat 500 Twitter' tweets, complete with 'x's on the end.

Don't worry... there's a male equivalent too. It's called 'Strongbow Dark Fruits Twitter'. #Lads

So, there it is. Long live Fiat 500 Twitter x