Brooker amused at Cameron coincidence

Writer Charlie Brooker has pointed out a coincidence between pig allegations against David Cameron and the first episode of his black comedy show Black Mirror.

Newswipe creator and host Charlie Brooker has pointed out coincidences between his show Black Mirror and allegations against David Cameron.

The allegations, that come from Lord Ashcroft’s new book about the Prime Minister, state that Cameron put a part of his anatomy in a pig. The book also states that Cameron smoked weed with friends while listening to rock bands.

The news was announced on Sunday Night (21 September) and resulted in #Piggate trending. Brooker was quick to point out the similarities between this and his show Black Mirror.


The first episode National Anthem revolved around the Prime Minister having sex with a pig in order to save a kidnapped princess. Black Mirrored debuted in 2011, less than 4 years before news of Lord Ashcroft’s claims broke out.

Brooker assured twitter that he had no knowledge of these allegations, stating “I’ve never heard anything about Cameron and a pig when coming up with that story. So this weirds me out”.

Brooker isn’t the only celebrity to acknowledge #Piggate. Former Smiths frontman Morrissey has called for David Cameron to resign if the allegations against him are true.

In a statement posted on True To You, a Morrissey fan site, he said “where have we seen other people in power misusing and sexually abusing corpses? A prime minister is supposed to protect the most vulnerable.” Posted on Tuesday (23rd of September), the statement was apparently sent on behalf of animal rights group Peta.

The Iain Duncan Smiths, a tribute band to The Smiths, have released a new song to capitalise on the news. The song titled “Pig’s Mouth Strikes again” is a cover of Bigmouth Strikes Again, released as a single by the band in 1986.

Liam Menzies


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