Can you imagine it: Prime Minister Louis Theroux? Hey, it makes just as much sense as anything else going on in UK politics lately.
Because they know a perfect, lovely human being when they see one, thousands of British citizens are petitioning online for just that — the election of documentarian and adorable investigator of weird stuff, Louis Theroux himself. Louis for PM!
Surely fans of the insightful and awkward media figure could list millions of reasons why Theroux should be the United Kingdom’s new leader but petition organisers, a publication called Konibi UK, put it thusly:
“Since the EU referendum in Britain, politicians, experts and those with the country in their hands have failed to show they are capable of leading the nation during this complex time,” they write.
“As one of the most understanding, smart and trusted men in the UK, Mr Theroux (probably) has more skills to work out what is best for post-Brexit Britain than May, Farage and Corbyn combined. And if he fails, at least he can make a bloody good film about it …”
Is that not the most sensible thing you’ve read re: the general election yet?
Think about it: He’s the most nonjudgemental guy around, having hung out with all kinds of extreme groups. And even when people say unbelievably offensive things, he stays polite.
He’s also up for anything, if it’ll make a good story. And being a world leader would be a good yarn.
Instead of debating in parliament, he could try his hand at a rap battle (again).
“Okay, so we’re obviously kidding — the guy hasn’t even responded to our tweets yet,” Konibi write on their website, explaining the petition.
“It might only be a pipe dream that we’ll one day pay our taxes to the non-fiction revolutionary, but it might be our only hope of a stable nation. (We’re also still up for an interview Louis, if you’re keen.)”
Oh, you guys were just joking? Us too, us too *backs away slowly*