Matt Hancock 'Pretends To Cry' Over Covid Vaccine, Sparking Pandemic Of Cringing

Brace yourself. This is probably the most awkward thing you'll see all day.

Matt Hancock on Tuesday reacted to footage of the first people in the UK receiving the coronavirus vaccine by apparently trying to cry on live TV and then giving up and laughing instead.

The health secretary was appearing on Good Morning Britain alongside Piers Morgan and Susannah Reid.

A sceptical-looking Morgan jiggled his pen as Hancock snuffled and snorted his way through the bizarre reaction to witnessing 81-year-old William Shakespeare (yes, really) receiving the jab.

Shakespeare, an in-patient at University Hospital Coventry, was the second person to have the injection after 90-year-old Margaret Keenan.

Matt Hancock pretending to cry based on diagrams he saw in a book

— James Felton (@JimMFelton) December 8, 2020

Matt Hancock forgot the golden rule of pretending to cry on national television, which is to produce at least one discernible tear

— TheIainDuncanSmiths (@TheIDSmiths) December 8, 2020

Shakespeare said he was “pleased” to receive the jab, adding: “I need to say, the staff at this hospital are wonderful.”

Hancock spluttered weirdly: “It’s been such a tough year for so many people. And there’s William Shakespeare putting it so simply that we can get on with our lives. I’ve still got this worry. We can’t blow it now, Piers – we’ve still got to get the vaccine to millions of people and so we’ve got to keep sticking by the rules.”

Despite this being a rollout of a vaccine that was not engineered by British scientists, Hancock then added: “There’s so much work that’s gone into this and it makes me proud to be British.”

Hancock’s outburst has seen him compared to a malfunctioning android, Mark Zuckerberg and, er, American Psycho Patrick Bateman.

One person simply remarked: “This is North Korea level weird.”

He's like the UK version of Zuckerberg.

— Theo Priestley (@tprstly) December 8, 2020

— Lenny Dandzaat (@NicolasBeige) December 8, 2020

"When psychopaths cry, Glass says they will often wipe underneath each eye, one at a time. "When people cry genuine tears they cry with both eyes, and so they will tend to wipe both eyes at once."

— Tomcat Tobi (@TobiTomcat) December 8, 2020

— St John Handclap (@StJohnHandclap) December 8, 2020

This is North Korea level weird.

— Bill Burke (@will_de_burgh) December 8, 2020

"What a terrific performance from Matt Hancock"

— Hunter Godson (@HunterGodson) December 8, 2020

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