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Black Mirror: David Cameron scandal echoes premiere of British sci-fi series

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With #piggate trending on Twitter thanks to a news story about U.K. prime minister David Cameron and his alleged past involvement with a pig during a university initiation ritual, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker has weighed in note that he had no prior knowledge about the scandal before writing his hit series.

“S—. Turns out Black Mirror is a documentary series,” Brooker wrote. The first episode of British sci-fi series focused on a fictional prime minister who is forced to have sex with a pig on camera in exchange for a hostage’s life.

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Brooker later clarified that he had no prior knowledge of the pig claims before writing the episode.