Margaret Thatcher takes on ‘WAP’ in incredible viral video and it needs to be played on loop at the Louvre till the end of time
The odyssey that is 2020 has finally reached its peak with Margaret Thatcher performing “WAP”.
When historians look back on the year 2020, it’s fairly certain they’ll focus on two main events: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ode to natural lubrication, and the entire world temporarily turning horny for Margaret Thatcher thanks to Gillian Anderson and The Crown.
It was inevitable, therefore, that the two would end up colliding. But that doesn’t mean we were in any way prepared for Thatcher’s “WAP”.
Comedian Lisa Beasley gagged the entire internet by reading out the song’s explicit lyrics in Thatcher’s measured, treacly drawl.
“I say certified freak / Seven days a week / Wet a*s p***y make that pull out game weak,” Thatcher begins, before adding her own verse.
“Pulling out is a sign of weakness. One must not run away from the responsibility of family.
“Being wet is a sign of weakness. Being of a dry measure is a sign of strength and fortitude.”
Meryl Streep found obliterated https://t.co/hqynbaGUdr
— Erik Anderson (@awards_watch) November 22, 2020
Immediately, the people demanded awards.
Give her an Oscar
— Matt (@anonymouslymatt) November 22, 2020
Can’t believe you outdid @GillianA like that in under a minute ?
— Michael McC (@micky_joe97) November 21, 2020
bafta right there – the lips, the way she speaks, the hair, earrings and outfit on point, honestly the commitment is 120% https://t.co/rlMgYfKaem
— Pia Josephson (@princezzpia) November 21, 2020
What i love about this is it’s perfect cosplay and you don’t need white face to get it…. take notes wippo
— Listen to My Album!!! (@Agilesmusic) November 22, 2020
Fortunately for us all, the Thatcher “WAP” video wasn’t a one-off.
Beasley shared a few other clips, including one of the prime minister enjoying a private audience with the Queen. Queen B, that is.
— Lisa Beasley (@lisabexperience) November 23, 2020
The impression was so good that the people’s prime minister, Gillian Anderson, shared her approval.
Y’all madam prime minister has spoken on Instagram pic.twitter.com/Qe1ARDXXAx
— Lisa Beasley (@lisabexperience) November 25, 2020
Anderson’s own portrayal of Thatcher in Netflix’s The Crown has inspired endless debate in recent weeks.
Viewers were torn over many things: her accent, the show skimming over the more contentious parts of Thatcher’s legacy, and whether it was appropriate to thirst over their favourite queer icon in a decidedly not queer role.
Anderson herself admitted that she had to put Thatcher’s politics to one side, telling Harper’s Bazaar she “had to get to a point where it’s nothing to do with my opinions of her policies, of her actions”.
“It is only about her as a human being and her motivation as a politician and as a mother,” she added.
LGBT+ viewers who grew up during Thatcher’s reign were reminded of the prime ministers homophobic views, and her introduction of Section 28, the law that banned the “promotion” of homosexuality in schools and by local authorities, condemning a generation to an adolescence marred by bullying and violence.