Healthy MP Fakes Mental Illness So He Can Get Along With Everyone

A newly appointed MP at New Zealand Parliament is perfectly healthy with no signs of distress, but is faking a series of mental illnesses. The MP, whose name and party affiliation have not been disclosed, has been seen attending mental health support groups, visiting rehab centres, and paying for private therapy.

It seems this is all an elaborate ploy to gain attention and access to other MPs, make the media empathetic towards him, get special access to select committees, and even use it as a get-out-of-jail card in case of inappropriate public behaviour. Nobody knew who he was until he started to claim self-diagnosis for ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety disorder, gender impairment, and kleptomania.

Speaker of the House, Gerry Brownlee, expressed his concern “It has become a trend lately. If you’re white , cisgendered, and stable, you get no attention. You have to be either a brown woman or be going through a mental illness to make your way through a successful career in Parliament”

Sources close to the MP say he has been using a lot of made-up examples of his mental illness to discuss important policies that he strongly feels about. Many MPs are suggesting him to drop the act and be himself.

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