Ricky Gervais Says People Who Throw Milkshakes At Politicians 'Deserve A Smack'

Unless you've been enjoying a bit of 'me time' in your dungeon over recent weeks, then you're bound to be aware of the new 'milkshaking' fad that has swept the nation.

For the sake of the dungeon-dwellers among you, basically numerous milkshakes have been thrown over pro-Brexit politicians Nigel Farage, Carl Benjamin and Tommy Robinson.

The craze has divided people, with some finding it amusing and deserved, and others condemning the behaviour as immature and undemocratic.

Pro-Brexit politicians have been doused in milkshakes in recent weeks. Credit: PA
Pro-Brexit politicians have been doused in milkshakes in recent weeks. Credit: PA

Now, comedian Ricky Gervais has offered his opinion on the matter - and it turns out he is not down with milkshaking.

In a tweet, the comedian made it clear that he did not agree with the views of those who have been shaked on, but he said those who responded to such figures by throwing things at them 'deserve a smack in the mouth'.

He said: "I voted remain. I would still like to stay in Europe. I will argue with people who disagree me, always respecting their right to do so. What I won't do is throw things at them. That would mean I had run out of good arguments. It would also mean I deserve a smack in the mouth."

The tweet has been liked 51,000 times, but the responses reflect the difference of opinions on the matter.

One person said: "But the habit of chucking perishables at figures in public life in order to humiliate and embarrasss goes back to Roman times. Rotten fruit at bad actors, eggs at politicians etc. What's key for me is intent. Did the bloke who lobbed a milkshake underarm mean Farage any harm?"

Another argued: "My Grandad had a saying..'Where ignorance predominates, vulgarity invariably asserts itself'...its so true!"

Fast-food outlet Burger King was accused of inciting violence by supporting the milkshaking fad after they tweeted the following while Farage was in Edinburgh: "Dear people of Scotland. We're selling milkshakes all weekend. Have fun #justsaying."

However, the police are most definitely opposed to it, as the man who threw the milkshake on Farage in Newcastle has been charged with common assault and criminal damage.

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Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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