Lookalikes: Boris Johnson and Simian Double

Okay, I know it’s rather ad hominem, but it’s too good not to use. Private Eye have carried column for years entitled ‘Lookalikes’ which shows picture of various public figures, politicians, actors, sportsmen and women and pop stars, next to things that look like them for comic effect. I found a picture of Snowball the albino gorilla in an illustrated dictionary we’ve had since the 1970s, I was struck by the uncanny similarity to the simian creature now occupying No. 10.

Way back in the ’70s and ’80s there was nasty racist joke going round. It was a picture of Black man and a gorilla, and asked what the difference was. I’m not going to go further, because it is offensive, but you could ask the same about Boris and Snowball. What’s the difference between them? The gorilla is gentler, more intelligent, and doesn’t make the poor even poorer for the benefit of the rich.

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4 Responses to “Lookalikes: Boris Johnson and Simian Double”

  1. trev Says:

    What’s the difference? The Gorilla isn’t descended from a British Monarch and isn’t related to every Royal Household in Europe.

  2. A6er Says:

    Reblogged this on Tory Britain! .

  3. Brian Burden Says:

    Also, Snowball doesn’t ponce around in a ridiculous custom-made fright wig!

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