The Mayan 2012 apocalypse prophecy has led to the Australia PM Julia Gillard issuing a mock doomsday message to hearers of a radio station. The Julia Gillard spoof video, lasting 50 seconds, consists of the PM confirming that the believers of the Mayan doomsday prophecy are correct.
Gillard spoof video comes just days after US government has rubbished Mayan apocalypse as nothing but a rumour in a blog.
In the video Julia Gillard seems grim and talks directly into the camera in the spoof video, voicing that the world will end on 21 December 2012.
The Australian PM has referenced in the parody video the Y2K, the contentious Australian carbon tax legislation and the Korean pop music. Julia Gillard has remarked that the scientists can’t confirm the news of the Mayan apocalypse, but she is sure that the prediction of alternative radio station, Triple J, is right.
In the Gillard spoof video, the PM has assured the Australian citizenry in a pokerfaced way that she would fight for their welfare till the end of the world. The world may end due to flesh-eating zombies, monstrous hellish beasts or because of the victory of K-pop. But Julia Gillard, standing at a lectern and surrounded by two Australian flags, pledged to continue her struggle for the betterment of the national population.
Julia Gillard concluded her spoof video by quipping satirically that the Mayan doomsday signifies that she will not have to attend anymore a weekly Australian current affairs program.
Writer/broadcaster, Paul Verhoeven, has said the Julia Gillard spoof video was exceptionally wonderful. Nonetheless, Neil Mitchell, Australia’s radio host, has slated the video, saying that it insulted the august Prime Ministerial office as the video was nonsensical, yet presented seriously.
There has been a thriving Hollywood doomsday industry revolving around the idea that the world will end on December 21 in a destructive way with earthquakes, floods and volcanoes.
The Mayan civilisation prospered between 250 AD and 900 AD in Mexico and central America, before being conquered by the Spanish Christian imperialists.