During his testimony before the British Parliament regarding News Corp.’s phone-hacking scandal, an attempt was made to hit the company’s founder, Rupert Murdoch, with a pie plate covered in foam.
Murdoch and News Corp. are controversial globally, and throwing pies is a response often chosen by protestors to voice their disagreement with public figures. It is being reported the assailant was comedian Johnnie Marbles, who in the past has called Murdoch a “greedy billionaire.”
So what other public figures have been hit by pies? Although there is a long list of those pied for a variety of reasons, here is a select list of political figures and businesspeople who have experienced a public pie-ing.
By Paul ToscanoPosted 19 July 2011