They’ve made some rather controversial choices in the past.
But we don’t think that GQ Magazine were *quite* prepared for the RIDIC reaction to Tony Blair being named Philanthropist Of The Year at Tuesday night’s awards.
He got a pretty lukewarm round of applause when he took to the stage to collect his trophy (think tumbleweed), but Twitter’s response to the news was slightly more… erm… outspoken.
When the internet caught wind of the fact that the former Prime Minister was being honoured for his charitable endeavours, things kicked off.
In a big way.
Gary Lineker thought the whole thing was completely laughable, tweeting: “Apparently, Tony Blair has won GQ’s philanthropist of the year award. Finally these awards have grasped irony!”
Someone else added: “Nobody on Twitter is going to write a funnier joke than Tony Blair being named Philanthropist of the Year. Well played, real life.”
While FleetStreetFox, wrote: “Tony Blair Philanthropist of the Year. What next, Jihadi John to stand for UKIP because he proves their point so well?”
Someone else was just in total disbelief: “I had this really weird cheese dream that Tony Blair won Philanthropist of the Year at the #GQAwards last night. Crazy.”
Some people even thought that the GQ peeps were just have one big LOL at our expense…
“Did GQ just take trolling to a new level? #TonyBlair,” wrote one indignant viewer.
Even members of his own party thought that the whole thing was totally blimmin’ bonkers.
John Mann MP told MailOnline: “It sends the wrong message. This sort of award should go to an unsung hero who has given up their time for charity.”
Blair himself looked slightly bemused at having bagged himself the trophy, after an evening hobnobbing with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Johnny Depp.
Predictions for next year: Justin Bieber for Humanitarian of the Year, Kelly Brook for Writer of the Year and Kerry Katona for Breakthrough fashion Designer.
Hey – apparently anything can happen at the GQ Awards!
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