A British political candidate is facing some serious backlash after he dressed up as former Olympian Oscar Pistorius, sporting a fake gun and fake blood. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The candidate, Gregg Peers of British Prime Minister David Cameron‘s Conservative Party, posted the photos on his Facebook page. Members of Parliament from the Labour Party called the move “stomach churning,” according to the Daily Mail.
“This is unacceptable and in poor taste,” a Conservative Party spokesman said, according to the Daily Mail. “The candidate has apologized and taken the picture down.”
A Labour Party spokeswoman said Cameron “must show he takes violence against women seriously by taking immediate action against his candidate, and the Conservatives must explain why they promoted him to senior positions in their party.”
It is thus far unclear why Peers posted the photos.
Here are the pictures, from Peers’ Facebook page:
[Images via screengrab / Facebook]
Have a tip we should know? email@example.com