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Politicians need to ditch the faux celebrity act

15 October 2021

12:54 PM

15 October 2021

12:54 PM

There’s an old adage which says that politics is “show business for ugly people”; the idea being that if you’re not attractive or talented enough to make it on the big screen, you can still find vapid adulation in politics.  

In 2021, it seems that adage has more meaning than ever as many politicians revel in the adoration which has come during the COVID period through daily press conferences with “celebrity” Chief Health Officers, rolling up sleeves for vaccination photos and mingling with mediocre celebrities.

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