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Jeremy Corbyn’s Awkward, Risqué Return to the National Stage

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party gained dozens of seats in the UK’s snap election on Thursday. Corbyn made headlines for an awkward “high five,” though.

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Thursday was, by most accounts, a good night for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. Labour gained 29 seats in the UK’s snap election, putting pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and the ruling Conservative Party.

But Corbyn squandered the moment with a very awkward high-five that almost captured more attention than Corbyn’s success itself.

See the cringe-worthy moment for yourself, via this tweet that already has more than 50,000 retweets:

It wasn’t the only awkward moment for Corbyn. As he gave a speech early Friday morning, an opponent behind him mouthed “terrorist sympathizer” in full view of the BBC‘s cameras:

Several tweeters also pointed out that Corbyn is a known Hugo Chavez sympathizer, tweeting several times after Chavez’s death in 2013 to praise the controversial leader, who called the UN an imperialist institution and called George W. Bush “the devil.”

Call it a rough start for Corbyn’s ‘resurgent’ Labour Party.