Wait, did Jeremy Corbyn accidentally give an audience member the middle finger on live TV?
Well, that was unexpected.
Tonight Jeremy Corbyn faced questions from a live studio audience in The Battle For Number 10, and you’d be forgiven for assuming that everyone was talking about politics. But no – instead, everyone was more preoccupied with Corbyn’s middle finger.
It looked like Corbyn accidentally gave an audience member the middle finger when answering their question of whether he’s the right man for the job – which definitely isn’t something you expect to see on the campaign trail.
First there was confusion and disbelief – did the leader of the Labour Party actually stick his middle finger up during a live debate?
Pointless questions will be the theme of this. Corbyn is a nice Jeremy Kyle. But did he just sneakily give the middle finger to that bloke?— Craig (@PostiveVortex) May 29, 2017
Did Corbyn just stick his middle finger up to that guy. #BattleForNumber10— John Wade (@SorcererMilk) May 29, 2017
Yep, pretty sure he did.
Corbyn definitely just gave a sly middle finger then... #BattleForNo10— Tom Capstick (@TCappers) May 29, 2017
Some people are loving the accidentally baller move from Corbyn.
Corbyn just stuck his middle finger up at the audience and I'm so here for that #BattleForNumber10— Charlie (@the_tid) May 29, 2017
Did Corbyn throw a middle finger lol? He's a top lad tho... doing well so far in this live Q&A— Rohan B (@MRButt101) May 29, 2017
Corbyn with the sly middle finger lmao— X (@browndoode) May 29, 2017
Cheeky middle finger Corbyn lol. Cheeky.— Follow @TheForteUK (@Ceepz) May 29, 2017
All politics aside, people are convinced that this image of Corbyn with his middle finger up will become a viral meme in no time.
#MAYvCORBYN some people are desperately memeing Corbyn giving everyone the middle finger— Tom Buckley (@bigbadbuckley) May 29, 2017
Corbyn just pointed at his mouth with his middle finger. I'm sure I saw that. Some banging memes are coming lads...— Claire Potter (@PotterClaire) May 29, 2017
Wait, can anyone actually remember what politics were discussed on the programme? All this middle finger chat seems to have eclipsed everything else.
I predict Corbyn 'middle finger' will overshadow anything he says.— Luke Holohan (@Lukeholohan) May 29, 2017
Some are even questioning whether it was indeed an accidental flipping of the bird or not.
Corbyn's subtle middle finger was hilarious— Simon (@simon250505) May 29, 2017
Middle finger shown by Corbyn definitely intentional. Excellent stuff— Amit (@Pat3lli) May 29, 2017
Well, that’s a mystery we’ll never solve.