#PigGate farce: Story of Cameron’s ‘private part’ in dead pig’s mouth resonates gloriously online
The #PigGate scandal, stemming from a startling claim that David Cameron put “a private part of his anatomy” into a dead pig’s mouth at a student initiation ceremony at Oxford, has sparked an endless barrage of jokes and mockery online.
Quoting a “distinguished” contemporary, the Daily Mail reported that the then-future British Prime Minister, in his student days in Oxford, participated in an outrageous initiation ceremony that involved a dead pig’s body and at least one of Cameron’s “private” parts.
Shortly after being published online, the paper’s Monday front page triggered an avalanche of reactions, varying from cautious disgust to exuberant amusement.
For an obvious reason, the majority were jokes.
Poor David Cameron. He would've got away with it but some pig squealed on him. #piggate— Paul N (@PaulNCov) September 21, 2015
So now Corbyn isn't the only one being criticized for loving Hamass. #piggate— Imran Garda (@ImranGarda) September 21, 2015
Jokes that might make one reconsider attitudes to vegetarians...
I've never been more pleased to be a vegetarian.— Tim Farron (@timfarron) September 20, 2015
... or TV & movie classics.
When you're 15 minutes into Peppa Pig and chill and then David Cameron gives you this look pic.twitter.com/xeX9INEHhX— David Skuzbee (@davidskuzbee) September 20, 2015
Some of those who have lost sleep over the sudden revelation have tried to recall whether anything in the PM’s public actions could provide further hints on Cameron’s special relations with pigs.
Notice how in this picture David Cameron isn't wearing his wedding ring. Suspicious... pic.twitter.com/ZfHcYfrOem— Ryan Shields (@BarackObadyin) September 20, 2015
Cameron's office has refused to acknowledge the claims, and will not issue a formal response.
One source told the Guardian the claims were "nonsense".
“These claims from Lord Ashcroft - the suggestion that Cameron was a member [of the Gaveston society], the suggestion that there was some sort of initiation ceremony - are utter nonsense.”
Press conference Cameron: Anyone have any questions *everyone raises hands* Cameron: That aren't about the pig? *everyone lowers hands*— Daily Mail Comments (@BestoftheMail) September 20, 2015
Shout out to David Cameron's press team, figuring out how to put lipstick on a pig— Dave Clark (@DaveClark_AFP) September 21, 2015
David Cameron is now a threat to our national security, our economic security, and your pig's dignity.— Stephen Bush (@stephenkb) September 20, 2015
I would give all the tea in Yorkshire to see the look on the Tory press officers face who just opened their Twitter feed #piggate— Dominic Stevenson (@Fantastical_Dom) September 20, 2015
I suppose Cameron will be greeted by oinking from the Opposition benches during Prime Minister's Questions... #piggate— Mark Pesce (@mpesce) September 20, 2015
The denial did not come out before renowned internet prankster Casetteboy had remixed the incident in an entertaining video called "Gettin' Piggy with it".
The saga continues...