Boris Johnson Makes ‘Love Actually’ Parody to Promote Brexit

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson re-created a famous scene from the romantic movie Love Actually for his campaign video that was published Monday, Fox News reports.

Boris Johnson is pushing constituents to vote in favor of Brexit — but now he’s using a Classic Christmas movie to do it. Johnson recreated the iconic scene from the British 2003 romantic comedy “Love Actually,” featuring Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley, dubbing his parody published online Monday, “Brexit, actually.”

In Johnson’s three-minute video, which has been viewed almost 2 million times on Twitter, the prime minister upholds his vow to “get Brexit done” while flashing a series of cards urging people to vote Conservative. “We only need 9 more seats to get a majority,” one of the handwritten signs reads.

Johnson’s ad stirred a variety of reactions on social media, with some people entertained, others horrified and a few accusing him of ruining their favorite movie.

Labour’s Allin-Khan quickly took to social media to let her followers know that the video had seemingly been inspired by her very own ad, published in November and entitled: “Election Actually.”

On Thursday, Britons will cast their votes in a highly divisive and polarized election that has been dominated by Brexit issues.

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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