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King Joffrey holding a pug just became one of the best Photoshop battles ever

A photoshopper can do as they like.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 25, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 4:31 pm CDT

Joffrey Baratheon believed that a king could do whatever he likes, but even he isn’t immune to an old-fashioned Photoshop battle.

A couple years ago someone on a dog-friendly Facebook group posted a photo of Irish actor Jack Gleeson, who played Joffery on Game of Thrones, holding an adorable pug. It’s been circulating ever since (including on a Twitter account that doesn’t appear to belong to Gleeson), because it’s essentially a perfect photo.

Gleeson’s joyful expression with the pug’s confusion and the open background made for plenty of opportunity. On Monday, the Photoshopping geniuses of Reddit took on Gleeson and the pug in r/photoshopbattles, a subreddit where users often compete with one another to see who can create the best manipulation of a photograph.

Given Gleeson’s four-year run on Game of Thrones as the bastardly king, many of the entries went straight to Westeros. But some of the best selections didn’t even touch on the show or Gleeson’s most famous role. 

King of the Jungle is born!!


Prince Joffrey vs Daniel Rodcliffe

A winner will be crowned, but we all really won this round.

H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Apr 25, 2017, 10:32 am CDT