The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a bit of an ‘oops moment’ which even cracked Prince Charles up. The British PM was struggling with his umbrella when the Princes of Wales burst out laughing.
Various British dignitaries were attending a memorial service for police officers when it began drizzling. As Boris Johnson’s umbrella refused to cooperate, everyone had a laugh. Even the British PM was laughing about the situation.
….up, up and nearly away ☂️
PM Boris Johnson struggles with his umbrella whilst seated next to Prince Charles at a memorial recognising the sacrifice of police officers who have died on duty.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 28, 2021
Despite the solemn mood, PM Boris Johnson managed to amuse those in attendance. A video of the clip went viral after being shared by Sky News.
Clumsy antics like these make people admire the British PM more.
Such a goof sometimes, its why you have to love him, normal bloke.
— cable1970 (@cable1970) July 28, 2021
However, many used this opportunity to troll the British PM. Despite having plenty of fans due to his antics, he’s garnered plenty of opposition too.
I’m surprised he can get dressed in the mornings.
— AV (@AntVenner) July 28, 2021
— Shaq (@IshaqIff) July 28, 2021
From casual racism to antics that draw attention away from actual problems. Like reciting a racist, colonial-era poem “The Road to Mandalay” on a visit to Myanmar. Hence drawing attention away from what Britain was doing about Myanmar’s genocide of the Rohingya.
Never forget Boris Johnson tried to recite a poem about British colonialism in a former British colony; at its most sacred temple. Until the UK Amb intervened: “you’re on mic. Not a good idea."
"What, The Road to Mandalay?"
“No. Not appropriate.”
— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@OxfordDiplomat) May 25, 2019
Normal blokes don't spout casual racism buy they may do in your circle
— Yasar M (@YasarM21710589) July 28, 2021
On the contrary, at least he knows how to press a button
— boxclever (@ANDREWL88859617) July 28, 2021
People felt he was disrespectful for causing people to burst into laughter at a memorial service.
Can't even be serious and respectful at a memorial ceremony 🤷♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️
— Lorna Green (@LornaGr31237685) July 28, 2021
It’s a memorial for dead police officers. A ‘normal bloke’ would have put the umbrella down and not attracted attention to themselves. There’s a time and a place for jokes and a memorial is not it (unless you are telling a kind and amusing anecdote about the deceased).
— Zoe D (@BFC_Zoe) July 28, 2021
Additionally, this is the second incident of the PM not being able to handle his umbrella. Just a day prior he went viral for getting soaks despite having an umbrella. As Boris Johnson holds his umbrella too high and at an angle, he managed to get his clothes soaked.
The biggest task Boris Johnson faces today: learning how to effectively use an umbrella. pic.twitter.com/3d6KYsKtrh
— Charlie Proctor (@MonarchyUK) July 27, 2021
It’s the consistency of his clumsiness that has people suggesting his antics are intentional. If they’re not, the public is concerned the British PM isn’t very well equipped for his job.