Home Office UK lockdown warning video compared to 'Black Mirror ad' and mocked for 'aggressive' drum and bass soundtrack

A HOME Office video warning Brits not to break lockdown has been compared to a Black Mirror advert with viewers mocking its "aggressive" drum and bass soundtrack.

The internet hit back at the Government's official video which warns people not to go to the pub, not to host baby showers and not to go to parties because "meeting up is illegal".

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The 50 second clip features various snippets of bodycam footage where cops have caught rule breakers in recent months.

Against a backdrop of heavy drum and bass, it threatens others not to follow suit, using written warnings in jagged text throughout.

They include: "You shouldn't go to parties," "You shouldn't make your own pub," and "You shouldn't hold baby showers".

Another statement reads: "Meeting up is against the law" while a final message concludes: "Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives."

Viewers appeared baffled by the video's distinct style, with one writing on Twitter: "I thought this was an ad for the new Black Mirror. Disappointed."

Another said: "It’s so aggressive and s*** with all that wobbly graffiti style writing. Maybe someone’s 12 year old made it on their phone."



The video's text stands against a dark backdrop and shakes violently on the screen in white lettering – reminding some viewers of Fact UK's 2002 anti piracy video.

One person wrote: "I thought [it] was gonna say 'You wouldn't steal, you shouldn't pirate movies'," before adding: "Also, WHO is having DnB baby showers?"

Among the clips featured is the moment cops broke up an illegal baby shower in east London before slapping organisers with £200 fines.

It also shows cops storming a packed secret bar nicknamed "The Covid Arms" before they were pelted with bottles when breaking up an illegal nightclub gathering just hours later.

Officers from West Midlands Police discovered a garage workshop in Dudley Port had been turned into a bar – complete with a sign on the wall – The Covid Arms.

Just hours later, dozens of partygoers were caught fleeing via the rooftop on drone footage near Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Some 70 partygoers were issued with £200 fines and the DJ faced a £10,000 fine.

It comes as all gatherings are currently against the law where they include people from more than one household.






 

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