As Boris Johnson tackles a growing list of Tory scandals, online pranksters are putting a humorous spin on his political woes.
Countless mocks mocking the prime minister’s response to the Downing Street ‘party’ revelations are garnering millions of views on social media.
After the final part of the sixth season “bite your nails” of Quest Line was followed by 12 million in May, writes Guardiansculture reporter Harriet Sherwood, a faker inspired by the BBC police show was watched by more than seven million people within two days of appearing on Twitter this week.
Created by satirists led by the Donkeys, this four-minute clip ostensibly shows “AC-12 creepy officers interrogating the man at the center of a real life scandal grip the nation” – Johnson. The forgery was retweeted by tens of thousands of people, including the writer of Line of Duty Jed Mercurio, who called it “excellent work”.
PM’s plea was met with widespread derision and Twitter users plunged the knife further with patterns using the song The Killers’ Someone told me.
TikTok comedian and satirical musician Munya Chawawa also drew musical inspiration to mock the BYO bash, in a video that appears to show him dancing to Usher’s hit. Yes! in the Downing Street garden.
“One for your next secret garden party,” Chawawa wrote, stroking Johnson above tweeted clip.
Comedy duo Sugarcoated Sisters are also increasing views with their music video for Toxic Tory, a remix to the tune of Britney Spears’ Toxic that accused the Prime Minister of “having no shame”.
BBC comedy show Did I lie to you? was participating in the fun too. In a twist on a routine segment where teams try to determine if an opposing board member is lying about something personal or embarrassing, producers photographed Johnson claiming I am innocent to create anything. Mirror heralded as an “absolutely iconic” clip.
The studio audience and panelists including David Mitchell and Gaby Logan burst into “hoarse” laughter as the editorial Johnson declared, “As far as I know, to the best of my knowledge, we I followed the rules throughout.”
The parody was later cut into Peep Show star Mitchell, who quipped: “For me, it was the things he said that were unbelievable. If I had to pin it down, that would be all he said.”
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