Iraq's prime minister and speaker of house have become the laughingstock of the nation after images were published of them staring solemnly at a white couch that was littered with water bottles and stained with blood when hundreds of protesters stormed into parliament on Saturday.
In response, hundreds of Iraqis have posted images on social media of themselves similarly standing, and grieving over their own sofas, lampooning the politicians' concern over the sofa as Iraq continues to be embroiled with bloodshed and instability.
Soon after the image of the ruined elegant white sofa went viral, the dark humour began with social media users kicking off the Arabic-language hashtag #MySofaMyHonour - a jab at politicians who described the protests as "encroachment on the honour of the state".
Increasingly tense protests and a series of failed reform measures have paralysed Iraq's government as the country struggles to fight the Islamic state group [IS] and respond to an economic crisis sparked in part by a plunge in global oil prices.
Iraq's prime minister, Haidar al-Abadi, has been battling politicians to secure the necessary votes for a technocrat cabinet, his third failure to do so sparked the storming of parliament.
On Monday, at least 16 people were killed and dozens wounded when a car bomb detonated in southern Baghdad's Saidiya district, while a separate explosion shook a northern Baghdad town.