Boris Johnson recites Kipling in Burmese temple; UK ambassador has to stop him


#1

On an official visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, Boris Johnson started reciting Kiping’s poem “Mandalay”.

The Shewedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist site in Burma/Myanmar, so it was fortunate that the British ambassador was able to stop Boris before he got to these lines:

Bloomin’ idol made o’ mud
Wot they called the Great Gawd Budd


#2

It’s a good poem, like a lot of other Kipling’s works, but that was so not the time or the place to start quoting from that particular one.


#3

Ther’ once was a Burman Pagoda …


#4

Utterly typical.

Boris is an unending source of gaffes, offensive remarks and general upper-class fuckwittery.

It just goes to show how money, connections and expensive schools still get you further than any sort of discernable talent at the top of British society.


#5

He can’t help it, can he?


#6

He’s a Russian twitterbot.


#7

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