Boris Johnson Just Won A Prize For This Rude Poem

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Boris Johnson has insulted the president of Turkey – and he won a prize for it.

The former Mayor of London was recently announced as the winner of the Spectator’s President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition, bagging £1,000 for insulting the president.

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We’re sure the fact that he used to edit the Spectator probably has no effect on his winnings.

The competition was aimed at encouraging freedom of speech and was in reaction a late-night comedy programme being pulled for writing a rude poem about Erdogan.

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The poem was written by Jan Böhmermann, who has since been banned from repeating most of the verse by a German court, following a request from Turkey for an investigation, Sky News reports.

The contest asked for entries that were ‘as filthy and insulting as possible about Recep Erdogan.’

This was Johnson’s poem:

There was a young fellow from Ankara

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Who was a terrific wankerer

Till he sowed his wild oats

With the help of a goat

But he didn’t even stop to thankera.

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The Shakespearean Brexit decided to give his £1,000 reward to charity. So it’s all fine, really.

Anticipating a harsh reaction from Erdogan, journalist Douglas Murray, who came up the idea of the contest, advised the Turkish president to respond in verse rather than through a law suit.

We can’t wait to see the rebuttal poem.


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