A Tory MP has been branded self-indulgent for posting a sweary rap video in which she appears to complain that the coronavirus lockdown has left her bored.
Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison posted a TikTok clip, lip-synching to “Bored in the House” by rapper Tyga.
The clip shows her doing her washing, talking to herself in the mirror, pouring a large glass of red wine and rapping “I’m bored in the mother f***in’ in the house bored”.
But the former Labour MP who Dehenna Davison replaced in December stated she’s been left to answer questions from Ms Davison’s constituents, who can’t get an acknowledgement from their MP.
Ex-MP Helen Goodman said she was startled and appalled by the video and that she’s had people get in touch with her with problems that she’s not resolved for them.
Nurses and doctors are busting a gut. People in care homes are busting a gut. People are doing community work and people in food banks are busting a gut and all these people are making a huge amount of effort, yet Dehenna Davison believes it’s okay to complain in public that she’s bored.
Dehenna Davison, 26, has since removed the video but she said that it was nothing more than adding a little light-hearted content that was being offered by millions to stay positive throughout the lockdown.
She said that we should be honouring the actions of 3.6 million people staying safe throughout the lockdown rather than disparaging them for keeping themselves and others amused whilst following government guidance to stay home, protect our NHS and save lives.
Dehenna Davison said the 3.6 million figure related to the number of TikTok users who had made videos using the same song and she added that this is the time when we should be coming together to build on what we have done so far, from helping many members of our community with food deliveries and access to medicine to getting people back home after being stranded abroad and that only together we can defeat this virus.
This lady can say and do whatever she wants and a little bit of light entertainment was the way to go in her case and at least she’s shown that she’s a human being. Come on government, let’s all have a little bit of humour going, at least they’ll be able to see that your real and not fake like everyone keeps saying you are.
Laughter is an incredible thing and it keeps communities together, working with each other. We know that in the current situation things are extremely grave indeed, there’s no getting away from that and even in wartime we had people singing to keep people’s spirits up, so why not now?
What because she’s an MP she shouldn’t have a sense of humour? Which must mean that all MPs and PMs are pretty dull and mundane.
We had unity throughout the war, so why not now? I know this isn’t a war and we should be taking this seriously as regards our well-being, but we don’t want to be out there slitting our throats either.
All MPs should be at home having some fun with their families, as well as saving the world and also showing the world that this isn’t the end of life as we know it and perhaps when this is all over and we’re all safe we should be having street parties to show that we can smile through this terrifying crisis.