‘Cameron’s Pig’ starts Twitter account, internet squeals with laughter
A parody Twitter account is posing as the pig at the center of the #PigGate scandal embroiling Prime Minister David Cameron. Within two days, it has taken the internet by storm.
'Cameron’s Pig’ started its own Twitter account on Monday, a day after allegations emerged suggesting the PM put “a private part of his anatomy” into a dead pig’s mouth at a student initiation ceremony at Oxford University.
The extraordinary claim comes from billionaire Tory donor Lord Ashcroft’s unauthorized biography of Cameron, which is being serialized in the Daily Mail.
Look, it's embarrassing for me, too.— Cameron's Pig (@CameronPig) September 20, 2015
I ask that you respect my privacy in this difficult time.— Cameron's Pig (@CameronPig) September 20, 2015
Despite its modest 20 tweets, the account has already amassed 15,300 followers.
Cameron likes pork. I prefer sausage.— Cameron's Pig (@CameronPig) September 20, 2015
As seasoned Twitter users might expect, the account hams up the humor quite a bit.
Ugh. Just got my ex on Tinder... pic.twitter.com/e7Qedu3Y3H— Cameron's Pig (@CameronPig) September 22, 2015
The whole episode left me with a bad taste in my mouth.— Cameron's Pig (@CameronPig) September 21, 2015
At one point @CameronPig sent the PM a stern message. Cameron appeared unfazed, however.
.@David_Cameron it was a one time thing. Stop texting me.— Cameron's Pig (@CameronPig) September 21, 2015
Whoever is behind the account has certainly attracted attention. Even the Russian Embassy is following it.