00:05 GMT20 January 2021
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    Last month, the celebrated British satirical show "Spitting Image", known for its mimicking of politicians and celebrities using distorted puppets, returned to screens after more than a 20-year break.

    Netizens have remained at odds over the appearance of a puppet of Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in the British satirical show "Spitting Image", which typically takes aim at prominent political and public figures.

    In a clip of the sketch, Sturgeon's puppet is seen uttering "fandabbydozy", a catchphrase of the Scottish comedy duo "The Krankies", and then shouting "Glasgow kiss" as the puppet headbutts a latex effigy of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

    Most Twitter users immediately lashed out at what one of them described as Sturgeon's "Irish accent", with some slamming the sketch as "embarrassing" and referring to the puppet as "pretty awful".

    Others, however, were not that critical, tweeting that they "loved" Sturgeon's puppet.

    "There's been a mild uproar about Nicola Sturgeon's puppet on Spitting Image but honestly why? It was funny and Nicola headbutted Johnson on the nose; what more could we want?", one user noted.

    Several more netizens sarcastically suggested that the "real" Sturgeon looks more embarrassing than the effigy.

    The uproar comes almost two months after the world-famous show made a comeback after a more than 20-year hiatus, this time wowing the audience with puppets of US President Donald Trump, UK Prince Harry, and his wife Meghan Markle, as well as Mark Zuckerberg, and Kim Kardashian, among others.


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