A group of men raised £58k to fly a balloon of Sadiq Khan in a bikini and there were so many jokes

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Saturday 01 September 2018 13:15
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A giant balloon of a bikini-clad Sadiq Khan, reminiscent of the one launched for Donald Trump's visit, has been flown over London.

The campaign, created by some disgruntled Londoners to oust the London Mayor raised £58,182 and launched in Parliament Square.

Organiser Yanny Bruere says he's not affiliated with right-wing groups, but decided to fund the blimp in an effort to sustain free speech.

The fundraising page read:

In light of the Donald Trump 'Baby Trump' balloon being allowed to fly over London during his visit to the U, let's get a baby Khan one and see if free speech applies to all. 

Under Sadiq, we have seen crime skyrocket to unprecedented levels. People in London don't feel safe...Khan out. 

Mr Khan seems alright about it. He had said that if people want to spend their Saturday looking at him 'in a yellow bikini they're welcome to do so.'

'I don't really think yellow's my colour though,' he added.

The giant floating had actually been approved by City Hall, the police and air traffic control.

Yay for freedom of speech.

It was launched, and errr, the crowds didn't quite match the one ahead of Trump's visit...

...Yes, lots more people showed up to protest the US president's visit which is fair enough.

For reference:

(Picture: Tolga Akmen/Getty)(Tolga Akmen/Getty)

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Bruere appeared on Sky, and said past tweets from his account, which have been labelled anti-semitic were 'taken out of context.' He added that he didn't understand why people are trying to shut him down, why the 'media' is trying to shut him down...

They are not.

Nobody is, really...

The gosh-darned 'liberals' find the whole thing kind of funny actually

In fact people are here for giant blimp Sadiq​

Others pointed out the threadbareness of the whole affair

Giant Sadiq's pose was also a source of humour

It was all a bit of a shambles tbh

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