It was meant to be the ultimate collector’s item for diehard supporters of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, something to remember him by when he leaves. But the infamous sticker album will not be published after all.
Local sticker album producers Album & Co were originally supposed to publish the sticker album yesterday, with 300 stickers of the Prime Minister throughout his political career planned to coincide with Freedom Day.
However, Lovin Tomorrow is reliably informed that they changed their minds shortly after the Labour Party publicly disassociated itself from it.
“They had asked us for permission to use our official photos for this sticker album but we refused,” a PL source said. “When we later found through Facebook that they were going ahead with their plans anyway, we issued a statement to disassociate ourselves from it, and they informed us shortly afterwards that they weren’t going to be publishing it after all.”
When announcing the sticker album, Album & Co said it would be one of its most detailed publications yet and would act as a lovely memory of Muscat, who they described as “one of the most loved and successful leaders in Malta’s history”.
However, many didn’t see it that way, warning that the hero-worshipping of the Prime Minister was straight out of Pyongyang. It also gave rise to jokes and memes a plenty, with popular satirical page Bis-Serjeta’ Biss jokingly quoting Kim Jon-Un as saying the idea was “a bit much”.
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