Chrissy Teigen said she ‘can’t grasp’ British politics and we all relate
PUBLISHED: 11:14 12 December 2018 | UPDATED: 11:30 12 December 2018
American model and author Chrissy Teigen has tweeted that she “cannot grasp” British politics after a vote of no confidence was called in prime minister Theresa May.
She said: “One of my goals for 2019 is to understand UK politics. I read and read and try and learn but my brain cannot grasp it.”
But she appeared to reflect the mood of the nation as many Brits on Twitter joined in to confirm that she was not alone.
Singer Myleene Klass replied to the original tweet, saying: “No-one gets it here either.”
Comedian Sue Perkins had a similar response, telling Teigen: “Don’t worry, we can’t grasp it either...”
Perhaps worryingly, political reporters also seemed to agree with Teigen, arguing that politicians themselves may not even fully understand Brexit.
Alan White, news editor at Buzzfeed UK, said: “Congratulations, you’re eligible for a select committee role just for trying.”
Vijay Mistry, drummer of Kaiser Chiefs, took a slightly more cynical view, saying: “It’s easy. No one understands it because even the people who are paid to understand it don’t understand it.”
Writer Lexi Rose responded with reference to an incident when MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle grabbed the parliamentary mace in protest at Brexit,
“Have a read about how you can grab the mace (a big gold stick) mid-debate and really upset everyone by doing so. It’s so British, it hurts,” she wrote.
“Oh wow you weren’t lying it really is quite big,” Teigen said.
And when another Twitter user responded jokingly that Brits cast their votes by “going to the nearest woods, finding the tallest oak tree and burying our ballots in holes beneath them”, Teigen replied appreciatively, saying: “This is all very good to know.”
Theresa May is awaiting the verdict of Conservative MPs after the threshold of 48 letters of no confidence was passed, triggering a ballot on the leadership.
May needs the votes of 158 MPs to remain as Conservative leader, the position she has vowed to fight for “with everything I’ve got”.
The UK is scheduled to leave the European Union at 11pm on March 29.
In spite of all the help from Twitter, Teigen appeared none the wiser, tweeting: “This is harder to understand than super smash bros!!! LOL LOL THATS CALLED A CALLBACK IN SHOWBIZ GUYS lol lol lol.”