Australia election 2022: Liberals release bizarre parody ‘Lord of the Flip-Flops’ Anthony Albanese

Is this the weirdest campaign ad EVER? Liberal Party release bizarre parody commerical ‘Lord of the Flip-Flops’ comparing Anthony Albanese to Gollum

The Liberal Party have released a bizarre new commercial showing an animated Anthony Albanese arguing with himself, parodying the flawed character Gollum from the Lord of the Rings.

As the Coalition tumbled in the polls, the Liberals gave the green light to the attack ad mocking the likely PM-to-be.

An animated Mr Albanese argues with himself over coal, taxes and pay rises in the feature titled: ‘The Lord of the Flip-Flops: The Return of the Taxes’.

‘Morrison is keeping his precious ($1 an hour pay rise) away from Australian workers. He’s being tricksy,’ the animated Labor leader says.

Mr Albanese argues with himself over coal, taxes and pay rises in a feature titled: ‘The Lord of the Flip-Flops: The Return of the Taxes’

The ad starts with Mr Albanese saying ‘we will tax all of them, so much money’, before he argues with his soft-hearted alter-ego – referencing Gollum’s previous identity Smeagol.

‘I want their money,’ Gollum Mr Albanese says.

‘No, you can’t tell them. It’s the only way we get precious votes,’ Smeagol Mr Albanese replies.

The Labor leader continues to argue with himself about his ‘fully costed policies’, before he then puts on a miner’s helmet.

‘Coal is so good. It gets us precious in the Queensland,’ Mr Albanese says.

‘Use your head, there are precious votes in Melbourne,’ his alter-ego replies, wearing a hipster hat and holding a coffee in an apparent attempt to mock Melburnians.

‘We just tell them both what they want to hear.’

'Use your head, there are precious votes in Melbourne,' his alter-ego replies, wearing a hipster hat and holding a coffee in an apparent attempt to mock Melburnians

‘Use your head, there are precious votes in Melbourne,’ his alter-ego replies, wearing a hipster hat and holding a coffee in an apparent attempt to mock Melburnians

They then mock Labor’s flip-flopping on JobKeeper, with the Gollum Mr Albanese saying ‘we changed so many times’.

‘Whatever we says to win votes.’

Mr Albanese then accuses himself of standing for nothing and being ‘too weak’, before breaking down in tears.

The commercial ends with Gollum reading: ‘It won’t be easy under Albanese’.

The ad starts with Mr Albanese saying 'we will tax all of them, so much money', before he argues with his soft-hearted alter-ego - referencing Gollum's previous identity Smeagol

The ad starts with Mr Albanese saying ‘we will tax all of them, so much money’, before he argues with his soft-hearted alter-ego – referencing Gollum’s previous identity Smeagol

Comments were predictably one-sided, with people shocked the Liberal Party saw fit to release the parody.

‘Now I understand why Scomo was sacked from Tourism Australia…’ one man said, referring to Mr Morrison’s departure from the board in 2006.

‘2003 called it wants its memes back,’ another person commented.

One man summed it up succinctly, saying: ‘This is a really weird ad.’

 The ad comes after Mr Albanese stormed to victory following the final leaders’ debate on Wednesday night. 

The debate came after a new poll published in The Australian newspaper predicted Labor will win a small majority with 80 seats.

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