The Sun’s front page shows Boris Johnson in an unusual light – 12 hot takes
The Sun newspaper isn’t known for its insightful and nuanced editorials, nor for its balanced and sensitive reporting, but for being deeply entangled in the hacking scandal, dog-whistling headlines and being shunned by Liverpudlians for its Hillsborough coverage. The paper’s political allegiance is currently with the Tories, and today’s front page shows it thinks the (other) Sun shines out of Boris Johnson’s …face.
The astonishing combination of terrifying image and mystifying hot take got people talking.
"Well… I wasn't going to vote for him, but when I saw his incarnation as ROHA, TURNIP GOD OF FIRE AND OPTIMISM, I thought, well, I think he'll make a nice change" https://t.co/4LoYHXNoOt
— Stephen McGann (@StephenMcGann) July 25, 2019
This Tellytubbies remake looks shit pic.twitter.com/jnuDctoQUT
— . (@twlldun) July 25, 2019
In the name of the everloving infant Christ.
Is this? pic.twitter.com/aoLnKqGITR
— Séamas It Ever Was (@shockproofbeats) July 25, 2019
— Mr Roger Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) July 25, 2019
I genuinely think that the official newspaper of a dictatorship would have been too embarrassed to print this pic.twitter.com/CPxpbKZ8H7
— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) July 25, 2019
Try not to have nightmares pic.twitter.com/lxKeVh3Rhr
— Dawn Foster (@DawnHFoster) July 25, 2019
I’m ready for the fucking asteroid now. Biggest cunt you can find. Bring it all the way the fuck on. pic.twitter.com/x7RCw5TSMV
— ️ Max ️ (@SpillerOfTea) July 25, 2019
The United Kingdom is officially cancelled pic.twitter.com/TnSlYhSRpm
— •• (@agirlcalledlina) July 25, 2019
What on earth is wrong with the media in this country ♂️ pic.twitter.com/HtFP5cptSx
— Julien Hoez (@JulienHoez) July 25, 2019
Want to feel old? This is what the baby from the Tellytubbies looks like now.
Want to feel despair? He never grew up but somehow became Prime Minister. pic.twitter.com/byCXMwsPhg
— Mike Holden (@MikeHolden42) July 25, 2019
If this were any other member of our vital – and dying – Fourth Estate you might say it had debased itself, degraded itself, shat its pants in a busy shop and stood there giggling in its own pungent mess. But it’s The Sunt. And this is merely a slightly lower ebb than normal. pic.twitter.com/OpZeY64qsm
— barney farmer (@barneyfarmer) July 26, 2019
it is written pic.twitter.com/9tsHaiEoQ0
— Paul Duane (@MrPaulDuane) July 25, 2019
Funny tweeter, @GeneralBoles had a criticism that was nothing to do with the wisdom or otherwise of the paper’s lionising of Boris Johnson.
I hate to critique a fellow photoshopper but unless they were going for hairy yellow spacehopper I think this should have stayed in the drafts folder pic.twitter.com/A19g0EMczd
— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) July 25, 2019
The Sun has a drafts folder?