Former Scholarism member Oscar Lai Man-lok was photoshopped onto a large variety of photos after he was mocked for standing on tiptoes in order to photobomb New Territories East by-election candidates Alvin Yeung and Edward Leung.

Photo: Photoblog HK.

Lai was given a new title, “magnet man of politics”, taking the baton from Hong Kong singer Jinny Ng Yuek-hei, who was called “magnet man” for unsuccessfully photobombing celebrity Cheng Yu-ling, more commonly known as Miss DoDo. Ng suffered the same fate of being photoshopped onto various unrelated photos.

Oscar Lai standing on tiptoe in order to get into the picture between Alvin Yeung and Edward Leung. Photo: Apple Daily.

The colloquial term “magnet man” generally refers to people who are attracted to cameras and like to get into photos as long if there is a sliver of space.

Oscar Lai’s head was photoshopped onto the original picture where Jinny Ng was photobombing.

He was also photoshopped into other photos, including historical ones.

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All photos from HK Golden Forum, unless stated.

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Hermina Wong

Hermina is a Hong Kong writer and journalist. She graduated with a degree in politics from Cambridge, and is interested in international affairs, particularly those related to China, the EU and the Middle East. She also enjoys political satire.