Lewis Capaldi roasts Netflix for using picture of former UK PM Liz Truss to promote his upcoming documentary

Lewis Capaldi and Liz Truss
Lewis Capaldi has seemingly hit out at a billboard using Liz Truss to advertise his doco. Photo credit: Getty / Twitter

'Forget Me' singer Lewis Capaldi has hit out at streaming company Netflix after adverts for his new documentary How I'm Feeling Now showed a picture of former UK Prime Minister Liz Truss instead of him.

"Whoever is in charge of the billboards at netflix needs firing," the pop star tweeted.

However, after posting the picture of the billboard from an unknown location to his 1.4 million followers, it appears Capaldi was joking and it was all part of a marketing stunt.

At the time Truss was elevated to the lead role in the UK in 2022, social media was swamped with commenters asking if Capaldi and Truss were "related" and remarking on how similar they looked.  

The shot of Truss in the digital billboard was from a speech she gave while a teenager in the LibDems.

Others posted similar pictures of the billboard from around the country, saying it was seen in London's Soho as well, seemingly confirming Netflix and Capaldi were both in on the joke.

Fans of Capaldi's humour remarked on how funny it was, with some remarking the Scottish singer had a future in politics too.

"Don't know what your problem is Lewis, you look beautiful," one said.

"I'd trust @LewisCapaldi more than her with the economy. Please don't make us look at her anymore," another commenter remarked.

"I can't wait to see the Louise Capaldi documentary - looks great," another joked.

The documentary, which is released on April 5, promises an "intimate, all-access documentary chronicles Lewis Capaldi's journey from a scrappy teen with a viral performance to a Grammy-nominated pop star".

Capaldi is due to perform concerts at Auckland's Spark Arena on July 18 and Wellington's TSB Arena on July 19.