This week NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian traumatised the entirety of Australia when she posted a photo watching the world’s smallest TV ahead of Wednesday night’s State of Origin game. Now, politicians are getting in on the meme trend and creating their own versions of the cursed image. BUT similarly to their timing on policy-making, they are once again too late to the game.
In the truly disturbing image, Gladys the Menace looks like me at any sporting game: awkward, with no idea what to do with my hands. However, there are multiple layers to this chaos, as she holds an unopened (?) Coke Zero in her hand AND is standing up – despite being in a lounge room (??). Oh, and claimed to be watching the game at 4pm, when the game wasn’t scheduled until 8:10pm (???).
Of course, the internet had a field day with the image of Gladys Berejiklian and it’s become a viral meme. Even fellow state politicians like Steven Marshall and John Barilaro are jumping on the trend.
— Steven Marshall, MP (@marshall_steven) June 10, 2021
Again, someone explain why this TV is positioned ridiculously low to the ground?? TVs are supposed to be eye-level, dummies.
— John Barilaro MP (@JohnBarilaroMP) June 10, 2021
Nice try guys, but the regular folks on Twitter still did it better.
gladys berejiklian watches jason derulo fall down the stairs at game 1 of state of origin (2021) pic.twitter.com/ZRSubkqQqD
— jackson langford (@jacksonlangford) June 9, 2021
— Jason Calleja (@Calleja84) June 9, 2021
It’s not the first time a politician has broken the simulation with their unholy TV set up. Ex-PM Malcolm Turnbull revealed he watches TV on a high AF mantel piece, and my neck hurts just looking at it. Even worse, Turnbull also revealed that he watches TV while standing up (very similarly to Gladys). Jeez, you didn’t need to out yourself like that, bestie.
— The PMO (@thepmo) November 15, 2017
Sometimes I wonder if all politicians are just robots in a crusty-ass skin suit, because it seems pretty sus that someone could so royally fuck up the simple task of watching TV.