In what appears to be a bizarre bid to come across as relatable, Tory leadership hopeful Sajid Javid has compared himself to Homer Simpson.
Yeah, we’re not sure either.
Speaking at BBC Radio 4, he said: “I may have been culture secretary but I don’t have the oratory of Cicero.”
Maybe it’s less Homer’s Iliad, more Homer Simpson.
After laughing nervously for a few moments, he ploughed on. “I try my best to connect and I think it’s very important as a modern Conservative party that we reach out to those modern audiences.
What we have to do is take our core conservative values to new audiences. That’s the only way we can win an election.
That’s what the last quarter of a century has taught us, and that means reaching out to more younger people, to more women voters, ethnic minority voters, disaffected Lib Dem and Labour voters, and I think I am in a unique position to do that.
That's all well and good, but he does know who Homer Simpson is, right? Since clearly he knows Cicero and Homer...
Needless to say, the jokes wrote themselves.
Others thought he is "out of touch."
And that his statement was actually offensive.