The Prime Minister of New Zealand grew in popularity for her magnanimity and integrity in the attacks on two Christchurch mosques by an ultra that killed 51 people on March 15, 2019. Ardern put on a hijab and embraced the families of the murdered Muslims as a clear sign of empathy with them. “They are us,” he declared at a press conference.
So much popularity also has not so positive consequences, although luckily for her they remain in the field of fun. A television presenter from the oceanic country wanted to pay tribute to the president by cooking a cake with her face. On the 14th, Laura Daniel shared with her more than 16,000 followers on Instagram a photo of the result. Next to the cake, a book with a photo of Ardern on the cover.
The presence in the image of the book, the biography An Extraordinary Leader, it is revealed more than necessary. In her pastry portrait the Prime Minister is unrecognizable. Ardern’s hair, a handful of black licorice, lies on a bed of some kind of white cream, similar to another substance used by the presenter and confectioner amateur for the face, which seems to have melted. Black eyebrows drip over dislocated blue eyes, and his mouth, painted as if he wanted to portray the man instead of the president. Joker of Batman, it is finished off with teeth that are too real that, with the naked eye, illuminate suspicions that the author has resorted to false teeth.
“They say don’t cook your heroes, but I wanted to try it anyway. I’m so sorry, Jacinta Ardern. I really tried to do my best with what I had on hand ”, the presenter has apologized. The Prime Minister has seen the result and has responded to Laura Daniel from her official Instagram account with two stunned emoticons.
The humorous comments have followed the publication. “At least we already know what our prime minister would look like if she were addicted to crack ”, write one down. “Have you seen the movie Saw and the hideous puppet? Yes, it is identical, “mocks another. “Who have you stolen your teeth from?” Asks a third. “Thank you. I did not want to sleep tonight and this will help me ”, ironized a user. The publication already exceeds 5,500 I like.
The Prime Minister is forgiven even for diplomatic lapses. Last March, on a visit to Japan, he confused the country with its historical rival, China, and excused himself saying naturally that the error was due to jet lag. It has also shown signs of empathy with the population to the economic crisis stemming from the covid-19 pandemic. This Wednesday announced that all members of the New Zealand Government, including herself, will reduce their salary by 20% in recognition of the sacrifices of citizens for the decreed containment measures.
Popularity has also carried over into the entertainment world. An actress, Melanie Bracewell, whose followers reminded her of her resemblance to the Prime Minister, has begun to imitate her in videos she records in her confinement. “If you told me six months ago that I was going to spend hours making videos on TikTok, I would have laughed in your face, but now I’m going to be showing cheekbones forever,” the comedian joked, The Guardian, referring to the face of the prime minister, which she mimics.
Ardern, born in 1980, was the youngest member of Parliament at 28, and in 2017, when she was elected Prime Minister, she also became the youngest head of Government in the world. So much is his charisma, that New Zealanders have coined a term, jacindamania, to refer to the popularity of the chief executive, a vein for the Labor ranks. After becoming the leader of the Labor Party in August 2017, her training was flooded with donations. In a single day, the party acknowledged having received NZ $ 100,000 (about € 55,300 at the current exchange rate). In November 2018, many of her followers stood in line in front of the Dunedin City Hall (south of the country) to see her, and most were left with the desire when the capacity of the 1,200-person building was completed.