Boris Johnson read a verse about humility at the office of Queen, netizens point out ‘irony’

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was among the familiar faces at the Queen’s Thanksgiving Service to mark the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee. Boris was instructed to read a New Testament verse based on integrity

The British Prime Minister, accompanied by his wife, Carrie Johnson, arrived at St Paul’s Cathedral. Today’s event ran its course which included the Prime Minister’s passage reading Philippians 2.

Boris read: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vanity, but with humility consider others better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.

As soon as the words spoken by Boris reached the outside, the audience was quick to react to the moment and take away the apparent irony.

One user wrote: “Please pass on our congratulations to whoever picked this reading for the PM. The irony did not escape us.

Another wrote: “May the Lord give Boris the strength he needs to do such a difficult job.”

One user said “the hypocrisy is just too ironic to be a serious message.”

Another complimented the “wonderfully wicked sense of humour” of whoever decided to give Boris the run.

Isn’t there something in the Bible about hypocrisy? this user wrote.

Here are some other reactions that were featured on Twitter.

Boris had been criticized and received plenty of criticism for throwing parties at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several photographs have also surfaced showing Boris enjoying a drink in a Downing Street pub around November 2020, when the rest of the country was under strict lockdown measures.

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