As bad as politicians can be when it comes to running their countries, it turns out some are even worse when it comes to dancing. British politician Jeremy Corbyn is no exception.
During an evening out at the at the Pride of Britain award ceremony, the 69-year-old Labour Party leader was persuaded to try the popular dance move “flossing” by a young award recipient.
Unfortunately for Corbyn, there were cameras.
Step aside Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn has a few dance moves of his own! pic.twitter.com/p3O7iB5EuQ
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) October 30, 2018
Along with British stars Olly Murs and Ashley Banjo, Corbyn was coaxed into dancing by 10-year-old Max Johnson, a heart transplant patient who won the Child of Courage award earlier in the evening.
Corbyn was a good sport and gave it the old college try, but only managed a rhythmless swaying that definitely wasn’t flossing, and just barely counted as dancing.
By morning, Corbyn’s awkward shuffle was all over British television.
And it went downhill from there once someone realized Corbyn’s dance reminded them of Mr. Bean.
In fact, it was an uncanny resemblance.
— Robert Cornish (@RobCornish1) October 30, 2018
— John Frampton (@johnframps85) October 30, 2018
Thats more Mr Bean than Mr Bean ever was
— Martin Rozee (@MartinRozee) October 30, 2018
Brits couldn’t help but be reminded of Prime Minister Theresa May’s equally awkward robotic strut at the Conservative Party Conference. Seeing the two side by side, it was obvious what had to happen next—it was time for a dance off.
— MJR (@mjaqliffe) October 30, 2018
We need a May-Bot v Cor-Bean dance off
— ??? ?????? (@Final_Round) October 30, 2018
Let’s forget Brexit and just decide things with a dance off between May and Corbyn
— Bev Vosk (@BevMarks3) October 30, 2018
— scott mcmanus (@scottpne) October 30, 2018
Though many felt dancing was the last thing politicians should be encouraged to do.
Will our politicians please stop dancing ? we don’t like you to have fun lol
— Sanjee de Silva (@asmsanjee) October 30, 2018
@jeremycorbyn dances exactly like Mr Bean did in that god awful movie. How about British leaders leave the dancing to others? A futile suggestion? I know. But one can only hope.
— Loboestroperlo (@loboestroperlo) October 30, 2018
— ABSOLUTE FAMILY GAMING (@abfamilygaming) October 30, 2018
This will probably be the last time Corbyn dances in public but, now that we’ve seen it, we just want more.
Jeremy Corbyn attempting to floss is easily one of the worst things I’ve ever seen in my life and I love it
— ?? Arthur Christmas ?? (@arthurwebber98) October 30, 2018