Rupert Murdoch Gets a Big Old Pie in His Small Old Face

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According to the internet, some guy in a plaid shirt just attempted to ruin a perfectly good and delicious shaving cream pie by smushing it in Rupert Murdoch’s face. The incident occurred as Murdoch and his son James testified before Parliament in the wake of this gnarly hacking scandal that just won’t quit. It’s good fun watching the younger Murdoch react as the off-camera attacker approaches. And that’s Murdoch’s wife Wendi in the pink, jumping to her husband’s defense.

The culprit is a man, real name Johnnie Marbles, who describes himself on his Twitter account as “Activist, comedian, father figure and all-round nonsense.” Today, he was more activist than comedian, since pies-in-the-face are never particularly funny, and since he apparently called Murdoch a “greedy billionaire” as he geared up for the public shaming. Shortly before the event (since we imagine he’s in custody now), Marbles tweeted “It is a far better thing that I do now than I have ever done before #splat.” Prepare to get a wackload of new followers, Johnnie!

As for Murdoch, is anyone else starting to feel sorry for this old man? Didn’t think so. Video below.