Boris Johnson has incurred the wrath of fellow cabinet ministers for “manspreading” in group appearances.
The Foreign Secretary has been told off by female colleagues who feel crowded out by his unapolagetically wide posture.
According to Tim Shipman, political editor of the Sunday Times, Boris was taken to task by Education Secretary Justine Greening after he popped a spread next to her in the first official photo of Theresa May’s cabinet.
Classic case of manspreading there Boris!! pic.twitter.com/HXfD7SuFsh
— Amanda Yip (@AmandaYipQC) September 15, 2016
Greening was sitting to Boris’s right, and was confined to a smaller portion of chair as a result.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who sat on the other side of Boris, has already told him off following a spreading incident in the House of Commons, which Heat Street dutifully covered at the time.
— Mirror Politics (@MirrorPolitics) July 20, 2016
Manspreading has not traditionally been an impediment to holding high office.
Heat Street has previously observed that one of the most prolific manspreaders in public life is former president Bill Clinton.