Prepare for your jaw to drop, dear reader, because Tony Blair has been named “Philanthropist of the Year” at the GQ Men Of The Year awards.
What for? No, not for advising a Kazakh dictator on a speech after a massacre of unarmed protesters.
But for establishing three charities: The Tony Blair Sports Foundation, his Faith Foundation and his Africa Governance Initiative.
Accepting the award at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Blair, 61, said: “I would like to dedicate this award to the people that work with and for my organisations.”
Twitter wasn’t happy with GQ’s choice, take a look at some of the reactions:
Nobody on Twitter is going to write a funnier joke than Tony Blair being named Philanthropist of the Year. Well played, real life.
— Jason (@NickMotown) September 3, 2014
Love to hear what @BritishGQ award Tony Blair got. Last time I chkd that peace in Mid East gig didn’t seem to be working out all that well..
— Jenny Smith (@JLS077) September 2, 2014
Tony Blair just won an award at @BritishGQ Man Of The Year Awards. Satire is not dead.
— Ethan McNamara (@Ethan_McNamara) September 2, 2014
Apparently, Tony Blair has won GQ’s philanthropist of the year award. Finally these awards have grasped irony!
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 2, 2014
Nice of GQ to recognise Tony Blair’s brilliant 12 months of stamp-collecting #PhilatelistOfTheYear
— Michael Hogan (@michaelhogan) September 2, 2014
Tony Blair should have won an award for being the least effective Middle East peace envoy EVER #GQAwards
— ValleyGirlInTheCity (@AmyMouse12) September 3, 2014
People shouldn’t be so angry with GQ. I also often confuse the words “philanthropist” and “war monger” #tonyblair
— Sophia Walker (@PoetWalker) September 3, 2014