Eminem's 'Stan' Turns U.K. Politician's Campaign into Parody Gold
Britain’s opposition Labour Party has a vacancy at the top, and Kendall is one of a handful of ambitious politicians who fancy their chances for the top job.
Back in August, Kendall shared a wholesome but rather dull campaign video which she’d hoped would put a spell on her own party. Instead, she’s found herself at the wrong end of a spoof which blends her video with Em’s “Stan” from 2000.
A feature in the Daily Telegraph (a paper popular with the ruling Tory party) is drawing eyeballs to the parody video. Kendall's profile (she’s reportedly a fan of Eminem) is no doubt enjoying a nudge.
"Stan" was dynamite for Dido's career. The English singer (she’s the sister of Faithless producer Rollo Armstrong) had a promising recording career ticking along until Dr. Dre and Eminem came into the picture. Her contribution to "Stan" saw her profile go supernova and almost overnight, Dido became a multi-million selling, award winning solo star. Few artists sold more albums in Britain in the early half of the 2000s. Who knows, perhaps "Stan" could also breathe new life into Kendall’s bid for the party leadership, which will be revealed Sept. 12.
Watch Jack Dean’s "Stan" Ft. Liz Kendall spoof vs the original open letter.