Malta’s Deputy Prime Minister may have been a solid, stable rock for the island to rely on during this chaotic pandemic – but that doesn’t mean Chris Fearne doesn’t like getting petty every now and then.
Having maybe actually probably possibly lost his PL leadership bid due to some ill-timed RIPN quips, comedic Fearne appeared once again on our TVs last night on all-you-can-eat Labour buffet show Pjazza.
Hosted by Karl Stagno Navarra, the infamous show is basically a very wide Labourite smirk and wink in video form – the perfect place for Fearne to drop a hot line against the Nationalist Party… even if it has literally nothing to do with the topic at hand.
“By next week, we would have given 40,000 doses. But why am I mentioning these 40,000, Karl? Not because 40,000 is how many more votes we had than the Nationalist Party… which is the figure as well,” Fearne says.
The clip was quickly memed and shared online, with popular personality Terry Ta’ Bormla sharing it alongside the caption “today 180+” while others shared the video with a whole host of lemon emojis.
People reacted strongly to the quip, with some saying it was spot on while others said it was “vojt” (empty).
Some commentators felt his comments were out of line, with one person saying: “This is really silly, and this guy wanted to be Prime Minister? What do elections have to do with health, is this guy serious?”
However, others felt that it was totally fine for Fearne to drop a few political jokes here and there.
“What are you guys saying? Thank God for him during the pandemic. You should be ashamed of making fun of this man who did so much for us in this situation,” said another.
While the exact end of the pandemic may not be in sight, one thing is for certain: no matter what, every few months, Fearne will return to drop some anti-PN heat.