Jeremy Corbyn has posted a video of himself reading out mean tweets he has received from the general public.
Inspired by a segment made popular in Jimmy Kimmel’s US late-night chat show, the Labour leader reads critical posts before responding to them.
He was not the only politician to release a pop culture-inspired campaign video in the final days before the General Election, with rival Boris Johnson unveiling a parody of the film Love Actually encouraging undecided voters to back the Conservatives.
In Mr Corbyn’s spoof video, the Labour leader sits by a fireplace and reads out critical tweets about him and his campaign.
In response to a social media user posting “Every household doesn’t need the fastest broadband you absolute moby,” the Labour leader jokingly replies “what’s a moby?” before the video theatrically cuts out due to “buffering issues”.
A message then comes up on the screen stating that there will be no more internet cut outs with “Labour’s fast free broadband”.
After diverting a tweet about his sex appeal, Mr Corbyn turns his attention to education.
A Twitter user says: “University education free to anyone? I’m almost tempted, but on reflection who will pay for this? Jeremy Corbyn still thinks there’s a magic money tree!”
Mr Corbyn replies: “Yeah there is – in the Cayman Islands.”
The video ends with a tweet asking who is Jeremy Corbyn.
The labour leader replies “the next prime minister” before high-fiving someone off-screen”.
In Mr Johnson’s video, the Conservative leader emulates a scene from Love Actually as he approaches an apathetic voter with a series of placards on her doorstep.
Referencing a famous moment from the 2003 Christmas-themed romantic drama, the “Vote Conservative Actually” video shows him silently showing a woman a series of Brexit-themed messages after pretending to be a group of carol singers.
The three-minute video, which recreats a scene originally featuring Andrew Lincoln and Keira Knightley, two of the placards read: “With any luck, by next year we’ll have Brexit done (if Parliament doesn’t block it again).”
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