The United Kingdom is holding a general election on Thursday, December 12, during which both Jeremy Corbin's Labour Party and Boris Johnson's Coservatives hope to win a majority and control the future of Brexit.
The two parties are going to great lengths to make their cases to U.K. voters.
Boris Johnson (whose political brand often includes outlandish stunts and/or xenophobic rhetoric) even went so far as to produce a parody of a famous scene from the movie Love Actually.
Boris Johnson's funny Love Actually parody | Our final election broadcast youtu.be
No one could deny the parody was well produced, but Hugh Grant, one of the actual stars of Love Actually, didn't care for Johnson's interpretation.
He pointed out there was one card Johnson had failed to recreate...
"One of the cards... Boris Johnson didn't hold up was the one saying "Because at Christmas you tell the truth" Act… https://t.co/yiF24MMXRI— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBC Radio 4 Today)1575967621.0
It seemed appropriate that Johnson, who began his political career writing often misleading or false stories about the European Union, couldn't hold up the card that said "at Christmas you tell the truth."
Twitter users offered up a little truth in the missing card's place.
If you want to see the NHS sold off and school funding to drop even lower #VoteConservativeActually— LlamaPajamas (@LlamaPajamas)1575972638.0
That awful ‘Love Actually’ rip off that BJ did? Here are what he should have put on those signs. I’ve added a bla… https://t.co/NmH5CEZ6lc— 🌑Scowlin Munkeh (@🌑Scowlin Munkeh)1575955674.0
Many felt they knew what would happen in Boris tried to hold a card of truth.
@IrisSutterG A card like that would spontaneously self combust in Johnson's hands!!— RebElle (@RebElle)1575977195.0
One thing's clear: Hugh Grant REALLY doesn't like Boris Johnson and the Tories.
@IrisSutterG @alrightPET The Love Acually star is not a fan of the PM. @BorisJohnson does not know what truth is, w… https://t.co/uztnK39zej— MamaJ (@MamaJ)1576009763.0
@IrisSutterG “maybe that’s where all the roubles went.” 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏼 https://t.co/hWGOHnf2hE— SandraK 🐕🐈🕷🌳🇪🇺 #FBPE (@SandraK 🐕🐈🕷🌳🇪🇺 #FBPE)1575997456.0
While Boris's video encourages people to hold their nose and just "get it done," he conveniently fails to mention the many horrible things his Brexit would entail.
@IrisSutterG https://t.co/2dHJQlqace— Doug Segal 🧔🏻❄️ (@Doug Segal 🧔🏻❄️)1576013386.0
Boris Johnson seems to think by acting out a scene from Love Actually to Christmas carols he will make the country… https://t.co/hBUdneXe76— Peter Stefanovic (@Peter Stefanovic)1575928453.0
So Boris is playing the deceitful guy from ‘Love, Actually’ who attempts to cheat with his best friends new wife.… https://t.co/d1062VMUxZ— Ross Hornby (@Ross Hornby)1575990385.0
It was also quickly revealed that Johnson's Love Actually parody was created just after another was premiered by a Labour campaigner.
A Labour campaigner made a video based off a scene from Love Actually to support her message and try to get locally… https://t.co/AG6aVYM8U0— Darren Allez l'OM ⚪ 💙 (@Darren Allez l'OM ⚪ 💙)1575965976.0
Is anyone surprised that an old white man has stolen a younger woman of colour's idea and passed it off as his own… https://t.co/rWfWitMmDG— 🚀MΛG!D (@🚀MΛG!D)1575982764.0
This isn't the only time Hugh Grant has put himself out there to defeat the Conservative Party. He recently went on a door-knocking spree, speaking with strangers about why they should vote Labour or Liberal Democrat.
Hugh Grant is pulling a 'Love Actually' move and going door to door asking British citizens to vote against Boris J… https://t.co/nq4RadcLns— NowThis (@NowThis)1575506580.0
@nowthisnews Grant is a good, decent man. He genuinely cares about people.— Jushi Putin, he/his/him, voter advocate (@Jushi Putin, he/his/him, voter advocate)1575512978.0
@nowthisnews @jper1 And I love Hugh actually lol 😂— Kelly Ablethorpe (@Kelly Ablethorpe)1575548751.0
We won't know whether Boris's video was successful until Thursday, December 12, when the U.K.'s general elections will either create a unified government or leave the nations with yet another hung parliament.