As UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his office continue to apologise about the partying which allegedly went on in Downing Street while the rest of the country was observing government-imposed coronavirus lockdown restrictions in 2020 and 2021, the internet keeps throwing up what it deems to be damning footage.
Have you ever seen Boris Johnson hitting the dancefloor while his partner joins in, wielding a lightsaber?
The video clip of the UK prime minister boogeying with someone whom users have already dubbed “the then-chair of the London Assembly” has quickly gone viral on social media in the wake of the scandalous claims about alleged parties in Downing Street during COVID lockdowns.
The video was posted on Instagram by a user named Glenn Kitson, swiftly spreading to other platforms, and was quickly met with a mixture of of cringe and outrage from users.
— Gareth (@GSith85) January 13, 2022
Did anyone of you have 'Drunk Boris Johnson dancing with a person holding a lightsaber' on your 2022 bingo cards???
I did not. https://t.co/9xVhfmQgNy
— GrousestDad™ (@GrousestDad) January 13, 2022
That’s our Prime Minister partying when he told the whole country to stay indoors even if family members are dying
— ‘Cundo ???????? (@FacundoXXII) January 13, 2022
— Gillian Ottaway (@GillianOttaway) January 13, 2022
It’s not clear when the video was filmed, but the users immediately alleged that the footage is from one of the notorious “parties” that were allegedly held by government officials during the coronavirus lockdown period.
However, among those quick to poke fun at Johnson, there was one user who suggested that the video has no connection to the “partygate” gatherings. Henry Dyer, an Insider reporter, rolled out a theory that the clip could have been filmed during Johnson’s time spent as Mayor of London.
Here's the register of gifts angle for those wondering: The "light sabre" was a gift from ILM/Lucas Film in June 2013 https://t.co/mRMxlpyrqj
And press reports suggest it's some sort of tradition for the mayor to dance with chair of London Assembly at Xmas party…
— Henry Dyer (@Direthoughts) January 13, 2022
Over the week, there have been several apologies regarding the alleged lockdown parties in Downing Street. Among those apologising were No 10 itself, Boris Johnson and his former communications director, whose departure from office turned out to be the occasion for one of the gatherings.