On Wednesday, key Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson was handed the reins to British diplomacy after being appointed foreign secretary of the UK in new Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet.
Johnson, along with May, was in the running to be the new prime minister after David Cameron resigned, following the UK's vote to quit the European Union. But Johnson ruled himself out of the running early on.
The former mayor of London is no stranger to controversies, and his gaffes have made headlines around the world, including an incident in 2015 in which he reportedly knocked down a 10-year-old Japanese boy while playing touch rugby during a visit to Tokyo.
Earlier this year, Johnson penned a five-line poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling him a "wankerer" who had had sex with a goat, which won the Brexiteer first place in The Spectator's President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition.
He has previously suggested that Barack Obama was "part-Kenyan" in a column for The Sun newspaper, which he said had possibly given the U.S. President an "ancestral dislike of the British Empire." He called presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton a "sadistic nurse in a mental hospital" in a column for The Telegraph. Johnson also said he'd avoid parts of New York to avoid the risk of running into presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Even former U.S. President George W. Bush wasn't spared - with Johnson reportedly calling him "a cross-eyed Texan warmonger."
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, meanwhile, he likened to a "voracious weasel."
Following Johnson's appointment, British newspapers lined up to publish further reminders of the Old Etonian's gaffes, which they reported including calling Commonwealth citizens "flag-waving piccaninnies," accusing Papua New Guineans of partaking in "orgies of cannibalism," and describing residents of the Congo as "tribal warriors" with "watermelon smiles."