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Piggate Looks A Lot Like A 'Black Mirror' Episode, And Charlie Brooker Agrees

Let's hope another "Black Mirror" episode doesn't come true.

While the Emmys dominated Twitter on Sunday night, a new topic has been taking over social media Monday morning. If you haven't seen #Piggate or #Hameron trending on Twitter, let us fill you in.

On Monday morning the Daily Mail's front page featured allegations against U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. According to a new unauthorized biography by Lord Ashcroft, Cameron allegedly put "a private part of his anatomy" into a dead pig's mouth when in college. This claim of course immediately made waves across the Internet as #Piggate and #Hameron started trending. But TV fans also drew connections between the allegations and Charlie Brooker's dystopian sci-fi series "Black Mirror."

In the first episode of the series, "National Anthem," a princess is kidnapped. The seemingly only way to get her back safely is for the PM to have sex with a pig on live TV (that's "Black Mirror" for ya). Brooker caught on to the similarities as well on Twitter.

But the series creator wanted to assure everyone that the show wasn't based on any known information about Cameron.

Like the rest of us though, Brooker hopes this doesn't mean the rest of his crazy fictional episodes will happen as well.

 

For more, head to The Daily Mail and The Guardian.

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