Are Labour’s hoardings creepy?

The Apathetic Journalist’s Guide to Politics seems to think that Labour’s hoardings actually are creepy:

One thing I have noticed this year is that a few of the Labour billboards look rather creepy. Creepy being really the only way to describe it.

The reason the people in the billboards look creepy is, I’m pretty sure, they have been heavily photoshopped.

Is this really necessary, Labour? Do you want to creep out potential voters? Because you’ve creeped me out.

Here are the two that have really got to me:

The first is Kris Faafoi who is running the the Mana Electorate in Wellington. Those teeth are just far too white and his mouth seems to be open just a tad too much. (Photo taken from his Facebook page.)

Next is Paula Gillon who is running in Northcote in Auckland. Again with the teeth. This one, which was found on her facebook page, doesn’t actually look that bad. But when she is on the red background which is all around Northcote, she exudes the creepy.

Creepy or not creepy?


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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