British PM David Cameron's embarrassing comment caught on mic

David Cameron Caught Saying Yorkshire People 'Hate Each Other'

British Prime Minister David Cameron was caught in an embarrassing moment on Friday as a comment taking a dig at a region of the United Kingdom was caught on microphone.

The PM was wearing a microphone while rehearsing a speech off camera when he was heard saying "We just thought people in Yorkshire hated everyone else, we didn't realize they hated each other so much."

The comment didn't go over particularly well on social media, with many users calling him arrogant.

Cameron later appeared on the BBC's Test Match Special, saying it was "a total joke."

He's gotten some support from local leaders too, one saying there is some truth to it.

"We're quite tribal," Peter Box said. "We're competitive within Yorkshire, let alone with the rest of the country.

"I'm not going to criticize David Cameron over what was meant to be a joke."

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