Hugh Grant tweets own infamous LA mugshot as British actor faces down trolls angry at his anti-Tory election campaigning
Grant has been out on the streets of Britain, pulling in large crowds, for both Liberal Democrat and Labour parliamentary candidates contesting seats with their main rivals – the Conservatives.Also on rt.com No love, actually: Hugh Grant in handshake row with UK finance minister Javid after ‘incredibly rude’ jibe
A leading voice for the ‘Hacked Off’ group which campaigns for “free and accountable press,” Grant has faced an angry social media backlash to his very public political activism over the last few weeks.
Responding in perhaps the only way he knows how – with self-deprecating wit – the 59-year-old actor best known for his starring roles in movies like ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ and ‘Love Actually’, posted a tweet on Thursday night that has gone viral.
To my dear trolls. Hope this is helpful. Now you have more time to spend with mummy. pic.twitter.com/FbbyC286cZ— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) December 5, 2019
One person made fun of the fact that the mischievous actor had to go back nearly 25 years to find a “troll-worthy” news story, adding: “is this literally it??”
Aaah, this makes me nostalgic for a simpler time, when you could chuckle about someone being caught doing embarrassing stuff and then not have to read everyone’s opinions about it for a quarter of a century.— Always Say Yes (@AlwaysSayYes) December 5, 2019
Grant’s tweet complete with mugshot may also have been a sly dig at TV presenter Piers Morgan who has also lashed out at the actor for becoming so politically active. Morgan recently posted the infamous LA picture to point out that “one of us is a convicted criminal and it’s not me.”
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