British Prime Minister David Cameron allegedly put a “private part of his anatomy” into a dead pig’s mouth during his days at Oxford University, according to a new unofficial biography written about him.
The shocking and rather bizarre revelation was made in Call Me Dave: The Unauthorised Biography, co-authored by Lord Michael Ashcroft and Isabel Oakeshott.
Citing an unnamed contemporary of Cameron’s as their source, the authors claim the incumbent PM performed the act as part of an initiation ceremony for Oxford’s infamous secret society, the Piers Gaveston.
The source, himself an MP, was apparently a mate of Cameron’s at Oxford's Brasenose College where the latter studied philosophy, politics and economics from 1985 to 1988.
The Piers Gaveston Society is notorious for organizing wild parties where its members consume alcohol, do illegal drugs and indulge in other activities of debauchery. However, Cameron’s alleged part in what has been described as a ritual is extreme and bizarre even by their standards.
Another eyewitness even has photographic evidence of the incident, but he didn’t respond to advances by Ashcroft and Oakeshott to make photos public.
"Perhaps it is a case of mistaken identity. Yet it is an elaborate story for an otherwise credible figure to invent," Ashcroft said. "Furthermore, there are a number of accounts of pigs' heads at debauched parties in Cameron's day."
The news of Cameron’s infamy caught fire soon after the media reported on it. Social media dubbed it #piggate and the trend spawned hundreds of jokes online.
"Shh now. Shh" pic.twitter.com/n3ShvwwCNC— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) September 20, 2015
From Watergate to the Lewisnky scandal, the world’s top leaders have faced a number of high-profile indignities, but none were as gross and disgusting as the nightmare that now awaits Cameron.