An apparent glitch in the BBC’s subtitles during UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s speech in a House of Commons debate made it look like the esteemed politician was lashing out against an iconic comic book hero instead of his political opponent.
The mishap occurred while the minister was blasting Jeremy Corbyn, claiming the Labour leader is not a suitable candidate for the premiership.
"This country should never allow that man to be prime minister," Gove declared, but the subtitles swapped "that man" with "Batman", to the amusement of many Brits.
A number of social media users, however, didn't see eye to eye with Gove on this issue.
I for one am happy to allow Batman to be our Prime Minister. pic.twitter.com/CzyqzIicYP— 𝖈𝖍𝖎𝖑𝖉𝖔𝖋𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖔𝖘 🌟 #MakeChesterProud (@Smarky) 17 января 2019 г.
The amused netizens even coined hashtag #BatmanForPM, using it to poke fun at the situation as a whole and at certain UK political figures.