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.
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!"
Chaotic scenes in Newcastle city centre as Nigel Farage hit by a milkshake. He's been whisked away by his security. This is the aftermath. pic.twitter.com/qxz8yay492
- Sean Seddon (@seddonnews) May 20, 2019
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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