Kay Burley was praised by viewers for her takedown of Liz Truss, which included a nod to an Eminem lyric.
During a debate on Sky News last night (4 August), the channel interviewed number 10 hopefuls Truss and Rishi Sunak.
Eventually, Burley began listing all of the various instances where Truss made drastic about-turns in her views and policies.
“You were a Remainer, and now you’re not,” she said. “They supported Brits fighting in Ukraine, then not. They wanted to build on the Green Belt and aren’t doing it now. You wanted to abolish the monarchy and now you’re not doing it. They wanted to arm Taiwan and now I’m not sure if you say you do or not.
“You wanted to cut the salaries of civil servants in the regions and then you said you didn’t want it. Will the real Liz Truss please stand up?”
That last line was a reference to Eminem’s 2000 song “The Real Slim Shady,” in which he raps, “Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?”
The spectators were enthusiastic about the acceptance.
“That’s absolutely great. Bow to Kay Burley,” wrote one fan.
“Sizzling,” another posted, while a third tweeted, “Will the real Slim Shady please stand up please stand up AKA #LizTruss… Unbelievable!”
A fourth person wrote: “Well done. And the Eminem reference makes me think Truss should be known as The Real Dim Shady by now.”
In response to Burley, Truss spoke about her left-wing background, saying: “My first political experience was being on a CND [Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament] March with my mother at the age of seven. I then joined the Liberal Democrats as a teenager.
“I’m not sure how much I should be held accountable for things I said when I was 18 or 19 …
“Show me someone who has the same views at 19 and 49 and I’ll show you someone who is incapable of original thinking. So yes, I’ve developed my views, I’ve seen things differently, and I also listen to people. And I think that’s important.”
Truss, meanwhile, faces the possibility of her first major smut investigation amid claims she failed to declare “murky donations” related to her leadership campaign. Read more here.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/eminem-kay-burley-liz-truss-debate-b2139508.html ‘Sizzling’: Viewers react after Kay Burley quotes Eminem as she toasts Liz Truss in a leadership debate