Key-J in full effect: the champagne prime minister album covers

by Toby Manhire / 29 May, 2013
John Key's Moet moment gets pimped up with the full gangsta artwork.
An image of the prime minister brandishing a bottle of Moet champagne at his son Max's 18-year-old birthday was all over Facebook and Twitter in New Zealand yesterday.



The photograph, which appears to have originated on Max's Facebook page, was in most cases reproduced with the young man cropped out. As Key later said, "Someone took a picture of me and him, they cut the bit off with him. Fair enough. That's what they chose to do, probably out of respect for the fact that he's a kid, but look if you can't have a laugh with your kids when they're 18 years of age then there's something a bit wrong."

In the spirit - mostly - of a bit of a laugh, the picture sparked a flurry of caption competitions, but the best embellishments played on the gangsta pose apparently being adopted by John Key.

Such as this:

via @MacFinlay


And, best of all:

via @mcquillanatorz


 

See also:

John Key's three greatest social media photographs

Fifteen John Key Twitter pics
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