Twitter users have caught David Cameron committing a truly cringeworthy act of Photoshop patriotism. In the perfect metaphor for his fake national pride, David Cameron had a poppy photoshopped onto an existing image of himself to appear authentically patriotic as Remembrance Day approaches.
Needless to say, Twitter set alight when the gaffe was discovered.
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) November 2, 2015
And since then, the floodgates have opened as Twitter users lined up to mock Cameron.
I see NO evidence that David Cameron’s poppy pic was Photoshopped. People need to stop jumping to conclusions. pic.twitter.com/xISpGwESD1
— Tom Phillips (@flashboy) November 2, 2015
Then there was this…
Number 10's first crude attempt to photoshop a poppy onto an old pic of David Cameron was an even bigger blunder. pic.twitter.com/AXFyG2CcVU
— David Whitley (@mrdavidwhitley) November 2, 2015
And of course, the inevitable finally happened.
They finally really did it … You Maniacs! You photoshopped David Cameron onto a poppy! God damn you all to hell! pic.twitter.com/p6o0LCsvvB
— Ed Fondue (@newsfondue) November 2, 2015
Cameron’s comms team quickly scrambled to cover the mess.
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) November 2, 2015
But something tells us the damage is already done. Every now and then, a minor gaffe serves to epitomise the failures of a politician. Neil Kinnock falling over on the beach, Thatcher snatching the milk, John Redwood ballsing up the Welsh national anthem. This gaff by Number 10 has summed up Cameron’s photoshop patriotism. Talking big on British Values, while undermining the very best which the country has to offer – public service, sharing our wealth, compassion to our neighbours and a friendly welcome to newcomers.
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