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Dominic Cummings’ lockdown trip to Durham is now a hilarious Grindr meme and it’s honestly kind of beautiful

Josh Milton May 27, 2020
Someone made a fake Grindr profile of Dominic Cimmungs because of course they did. (Jonathan Brady-WPA Poo/Leon Neal/Getty Images/Twitter)

Someone made a fake Grindr profile of Dominic Cimmungs because of course they did. (Jonathan Brady-WPA Poo/Leon Neal/Getty Images/Twitter)

In what was truly an inevitable news article, people have made fake Grindr profiles of Dominic Cummings, poking fun of the British prime minister’s aide for flouting lockdown rules.

We had to do it to him.

The controversial chief special advisor to Boris Johnson was spotted by a handful of Twitter users on Tuesday (May 26), showing Cummings with the display name “can travel” and it’s honestly kind of beautiful.

There’s been at least two sightings of “Cummings” on Grindr so far, both accounts opting for photographs of Cummings walking along the metal fences of Downing Street.

Twitter users laugh away the pain of living in 2020 at fake Grindr profile. 

Twitter, of course, found great joy in the fake Cummings Grindr account, a satirical broadside against the top aide for travelling 260 miles from London to Durham for child care as well as, he claimed, driving half an hour to Castle Barnard to test his eyesight.

Many leading opticians and medics have stressed not to test one’s eyesight by driving in a vehicle for 30 minutes. Please, don’t, they say.

Anyway, Cumming’s fake Grindr profile proved far more popular than Johnson’s cratering ratings in the polls right now, and some wondered whether Cummings really does put the “top” in “top aide”.

Dominic Cummings offered a sorry-not-sorry response to breaking lockdown. 

In the throes of the government’s “Stay At Home” marketing campaigns, Cummings, 48, visited relatives in northern England while he was ill with the coronavirus.

Reporters and protesters throng the streets of Islington, London, outside Dominic Cumming's residency. (TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
Reporters and protesters throng the streets of Islington, London, outside Dominic Cumming’s residency. (TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

While he insisted in a press conference Monday afternoon (May 25) that he acted “reasonably”, his stubbornly unapologetic explanation for the drive ignited a political firestorm in Britain.

He admitted to travelling north to visit relatives in late March shortly before being sickened with COVID-19 and making a second outing. Cummings claimed to find his wife, Mary Wakefield, ill with coronavirus and speeding to Durham to line-up childcare for their four-year-old son in March.

The brusque conference saw Cummings consistently blame the British press, and sombrely recount his experience of being sickened with COVID-19.

Boris Johnson’s chief advisor, Dominic Cummings and his wife Mary Wakefield leaving his home. (Hollie Adams/Getty Images)

While evidence from witnesses and law enforcement mount against this narrative, the inflamed reaction against Cummings attested to the anger felt by housebound members of the public when officials violate lockdown.

Moreover, despite the heaving bi-partisan urges from lawmakers to fire Cummings, Johnson has instead offered him steadfast support – a breathtaking gamble that has already dented public support in the Tory premier.

More: Boris Johnson, dominic cummings, Durham, Grindr

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