Matt Hancock just wants to see the real him. That’s why he goes into the Australian jungle with Boy George, Jill Scott and other celebs fighting for cash prizes by eating kangaroos anus and crawling around in spiders.
on his first day in I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here!Journalist and campmate Charlene White sat with the politician on a dilapidated wooden bench surrounded by towels that had been used to dry the soap.
She asked him the question on everyone’s mind: why was he on the show?
“[The] the honest truth is because there are so few ways that politicians can show that we are human, so I just thought it would be nice to do that,” he replied. “I have a sense of adventure.”
Speaking to other celebrities, he also explained that “all politicians are known – and especially me – for being very strict. But it’s not really what we are. “
Something curious is happening here. Let’s quickly glance at the fact that the reason Hancock gave for appearing doesn’t seem to be true (it could be that the rumored £400,000 check and the power he attached to fame convinced him to leave). out of his constituency and on a plane to the other side of the world).
If we assume that he really wants to be seen as just a man with goofy words and a carry-on attitude, rather than a hard-line politician with a life-destructive policy, it only amplifies the situation. Great him as a player who doesn’t follow his own rules.
Matt Hancock, a man and member of a radical party that hates identity politics, seems obsessed with his own identity.
The Tory Party is known for accusing the left of being obsessed with race, gender and sexuality rather than actual policy.
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Hancock has said he is “disgusted with identity politics”. It comes after Labor MPs wrote a letter to Priti Patel in 2020, explaining that it was futile to deny racism in the UK, based solely on her experience.
Yet here he is, asking the world to see him as a lego man, pieced together by experiences. Incidentally, these experiences happen to be privileged and egoistic, but never mind – he asks us to forget about policy and focus on people.
Look, everyone has the right to be human. Humans are allowed to be layered, multifaceted, and messy.
Most of us are other people at work with friends than at home. Maybe there’s a part he regrets, another part it’s a joke he hopes to play on the show to laugh at at home.
But he is also part of a group of people who constantly tell people to let go of their own experiences and refuse to listen to the implications of class, race, gender, and sexuality. Why was he allowed the chance to clumsily hunch in the woods, lifting the lid to who he ‘really’ is?
Perhaps the left is hypocritical too, to say that this time around we don’t want to hear about his identity. Having said that we don’t care about his love story with Gina Coladangelo, his teamwork skills he tries to show when he lights a fire and slams the ball, his tendency to make jokes also. as his trophy-taking talent (as defined by his campmate Babatunde Alesha).
This time, we’re only concerned with the fact that his policies are ruining lives, mental health and the economy while he’s pompously around Downing Street, partying, snooping and having fun .
On Hancock’s second night in the woods, comedian Seann Walsh (who is similar on the show in an attempt to clean up his reputation after an office romance reveals some more sinister behavior) defended the former health secretary by saying he might have another account of things that happened during the pandemic. “I think they just want to be loved,” he said, referring to politicians in general.
That could be true – if he did, it’s clear he’s desperate to be one of the gang. But his attempt to acquire an identity resembles a crisis.
He thinks he can distance himself from his policy and is begging his campmates to do the same. But this is not a case of art versus artist. In that question, people asked to let go of the problem so that they could continue to enjoy their work.
All we’re doing is watching his fumbling from behind our fingers, stomachs rumbling with the discomfort of all this happening while parliament is sitting. His voters are frustrated again. And remember, a man was jailed for selling hash browns while in lockdown while Hancock and ministers throw his party free.
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https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-reviews/the-one-weird-thing-ive-noticed-from-watching-matt-hancock-on-im-a-celebrity-get-me-out-of-here-this-week-42137781.html The only weird thing I noticed while watching Matt Hancock on I’m A Celebrity… Get me out of here! this week