That would be, according to both Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper, the official royal crier delivering the news of the new baby child in the British tradition -- because had it just been some random guy who walked in from the street, that would be pretty crazy right?
"I also decree that the man with the most ridiculous outfit shall be made emperor of Britain. Oh hey ..."
Actually yeah -- that's exactly what it was. Tony Appleton -- a "professional crier" for hire -- simply stood in front of Buckingham Palace and delivered the news for kicks -- which in turn made everyone assume he was an official of some kind, because it's England and everyone there likes to dress as pirate clowns.
China Posts Shocking American Execution Photos That Are Clearly Just Fetish Porn
Like Japan's obsession with weird sex and England's Mary Poppins gallantry, America is of course the land of grocery-store-bought firearms and pentobarbital by the barrel. So it's no surprise when a Chinese news site accidentally posts false pictures claiming to be of an authentic, "shocking" American execution. What is a surprise, however, is when those photos come from a cheesy bondage website only an idiot would assume was real.
This justice system doesn't need reform.
The "execution," performed in what appears to be a mall employee break room, features a woman inexplicably wearing a revealing dress being strapped to a gurney and "lethally injected" by what appears to be a hot cop and that creepy guy from Alien: Resurrection.
While we don't really have to tell you how incredibly not real these photos are, apparently someone needed to be told, as they were somehow "discovered" from a rapey porn fetish site, assumed to be true, and posted on not one, but two Chinese news pages. While it's probably discomforting that fetish porn can be confused with our capital punishment system, at least it's not our own media screwing up this time.