Liam Gallagher Apologises On Behalf Of Brother Noel For His 'Remarks Mocking Disabled People' At Glastonbury
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Liam Gallagher has taken to Instagram in response to his brother's comments about people with disabilities who attended Glastonbury Festival.
Liam has since waded in on the issue, taking to social media to call out and condemn his brother's words.
Alongside images of his set at the festival, Liam tagged the photographer as well as captioning the post: "THE HIGHER WE GO THE LONGER THAT WE CAN FLY."
However, in the comments he followed up with another statement, addressing the controversy surrounding his brother.
"I’d like to apologise on behalf of my family about the little fellas recent remarks about people with disabilities SORRY were not all c**ts LG x," Liam said.
Noel made the comments while reflecting on his time at Glastonbury on The Matt Morgan Podcast.
The former Oasis star detailed how he used his pass to get onto a platform to watch Jamie T, not realising it was the disabled viewing platform.
He then joked about the idea of assaulting someone in a wheelchair by tipping them out of it so his son could have a seat.
Noel also quipped he might tell someone in a wheelchair they 'can walk' and 'rise' after touching them on the forehead.
"I gotta say, those disabled cats have a great view of everything," he said.
"What does Noel Gallagher find funny about Korean War documentaries?"— Noel Gallagher (@NoelGallagher) January 13, 2020
Catch Noel on the very first episode of Matt Morgan's brand new podcast 'Funny How?', out today!
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As well as his comments having been heavily condemned by his brother, Noel also faced criticism from disability charity Scope.
In a series of posts to Twitter, Scope stated: "Reports of @NoelGallagher's behaviour at Glastonbury were upsetting enough. But to hear him boast about his actions, and openly mock disabled people in the process, is beyond insulting.
"Accessible platforms at events aren’t for privileged rock stars and their friends. They exist so that disabled people can enjoy live music with fewer barriers.
"Noel may belittle the experience of disabled music fans.
"But for many, the reality of attending live music and festivals can be stressful and upsetting."
Noel may belittle the experience of disabled music fans.— Scope (@scope) July 4, 2022
But for many, the reality of attending live music and festivals can be stressful and upsetting.
In the thread, the charity also called out Wireless Festival, which took place last weekend.
"Steep hills, potholes and rough gravel saw wheelchair users' needs overlooked," the charity said.
"Disabled people should have the same opportunities as everyone else to enjoy live music.
"Outdated attitudes and poor access should have no place at a festival. Or any event, for that matter."
LADbible has contacted Noel's representatives for comment.