People have accused Matt Hancock of fake crying on Good Morning Britain
In his defence, some people do look like they're pissing themselves laughing when they cry
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock appeared on Good Morning Britain this morning, as the very first Covid-19 vaccines were rolled out to the most vulnerable in the United Kingdom.
Earlier this morning, 90-year-old Enniskillen-native Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to receive a fully tested and approved coronavirus vaccine, and Hancock appeared on GMB as the second person to receive, named William Shakespeare, was shown speaking of his delight at receiving it.
Sitting in a studio in Westminster, presumably so he is kept as far away from the actual physical roll out of the vaccine as possible, the camera cuts back to Hancock, who at first appears to be laughing while rubbing his eyes.
"There's so much work that's gone into this, and it makes you proud to be British," said Hancock, quickly recovering his composure.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock becomes emotional hearing the words of the first man in the world to receive the vaccine, William Shakespeare.
He tearily says ‘it makes you so proud to be British’.@piersmorgan| @susannareid100
Watch the full interview👉https://t.co/fzcHkA6S4k pic.twitter.com/IxzfZ3GAVs
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) December 8, 2020
Now, far be it from us to accuse someone as empathetic and genuine as a Tory health minister of faking tears, because that is Twitter's job, and a lot of people aren't buying it, with many pointing out the notable lack of actual tears on display.
Matt Hancock forgot the golden rule of pretending to cry on national television, which is to produce at least one discernible tear pic.twitter.com/NQZSNj9M2H
— TheIainDuncanSmiths (@TheIDSmiths) December 8, 2020
Matt Hancock pretending to cry based on diagrams he saw in a book pic.twitter.com/XUMHQjeMHr
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) December 8, 2020
Regardless of the authenticity of Hancock's tears, December 8 represents a momentous day for both the United Kingdom and the world, with the roll out of the coronavirus vaccine just over a year after the first cases were confirmed in Wuhan, China.
The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine begins with older adults in care homes and their carers, followed by all those over 80 years of age, and frontline and social care workers.