David Cameron mocked after Downing Street admits Photoshopping poppy on to his Facebook profile picture

Twitter reacts to #Poppygate after Downing Street gaffe

Matt Dathan
Online political reporter
Monday 02 November 2015 19:33 GMT
Twitter users suggest other Photoshop ideas for the Prime Minister's Facebook profile
Twitter users suggest other Photoshop ideas for the Prime Minister's Facebook profile (Twitter: @GeneralBoles)

David Cameron has been mocked after Downing Street admitted Photoshopping a poppy on to his Facebook profile picture, with Twitter users posting their own edited versions online.

The Prime Minister was among those who have accused Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for lacking patriotism and respect after he initially refused to say whether he would wear a red poppy for Remembrance Sunday, but Cameron has been given a taste of his own medicine after the gaffe by a member of his staff.

The popular parody account General Boles, which claims to be the king of Photoshop on Twitter and not the account of housing minister nick Boles, has gone into overdrive.

But first he expressed his relief at not being the culprit of the first Photoshop scandal.

He also asked why no one from Downing Street had contacted him to help out with its Photoshop duties:

He then suggested another Photoshopped version for the Prime Minister's Facebook profile:

And then came an idea for Ed Miliband's new profile pic:

General Boles also suggested a new trick for Corbyn to play at his next Prime Minister's Questions performance:

Others suggested placing the poppy on his face would have been just as obvious:

Some users tried to question Cameron's commitment to other charitable events:

While others tried to link it to #piggate:

Back to General Boles, who combined famous Scottish internet memes with Cameron's #Poppygate disaster, including the bizarre Balustrade Lanyard meme and the infamous photo of Alex Salmond feeding a woman a Solero ice cream, which went viral online.

Then things started to get weird:

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