Monday, October 10, 2016

John Cleese is slammed for bizarre Twitter rant against 'half-educated tenement Scots'

John Cleese has caused outrage after launching a foul-mouthed tirade against Scottish people on Twitter.

The Monty Python star, 76, was enraged by a column Scottish journalist Fraser Nelson had written in The Telegraph newspaper and turned to social media to vent his anger.

While commenting on the column he wrote: 'Why do we let half-educated tenement Scots run our English press? Because their craving for social status makes them obedient retainers?'

When he was slammed by fellow tweeters for making the offensive observation, he defended his comments.

The comedian remarked: 'It's not casual racism, it's considered culturalism.'

However, fans were less than impressed with the much-admired comic actor's opinions and many expressed their anger and disappointment.


A tenement is a very basic form of apartment which has housed a lot of Scots over the years.  Families living in tenements usually shared some facilities.  "Tenement" does not refer to race but it does refer to a culture of poverty


Anonymous said...

I don't care !

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals do too much whining they need to go soak their heads in a few gallons of stupid juice

Anonymous said...

"I don't care !"

Why did you post your comment then?

Anonymous said...

Many living in social housing around OECD countries prefer to live in poverty and be supported by the larger community. Social housing for people who could support themselves by renting privately but continue to bludge on the public purse. Time to move them on as they are doing in Sydney. Nobody has the right to claim public housing as there own property. Perhaps they should be moved around more often according to their needs,

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Its not even winter yet but the snowflakes are falling