Frankie Boyle And Nigel Farage Clash On Twitter
Comedian Frankie Boyle clashed with Ukip leader Nigel Farage on Twitter yesterday evening, over a spat between Mock the Week presenter Dara Ó Briain and right-wing comic Andrew Lawrence. It’s a little bit messy.
How It All Started
Andrew Lawrence posted a status update on Facebook slamming anti UKIP comedians
‘panel shows like Mock The Week’ where ‘aging, balding, fat men, ethnic comedians and women-posing-as-comedians, sit congratulating themselves on how enlightened they are about the fact that UKIP are ridiculous and pathetic.’
‘The reason UKIP have resonated with voters,’ he said, ‘is because all the other parties are too spineless to tackle the issue of immigration.’
‘For every wonderful, welcome skilled worker our open borders bring into this country, there are also benefit tourists and criminals … Can’t say that I’m a UKIP supporter, but I can see why other people are, and I don’t disrespect them for it.’
Dara Ó Briain responded by calling Lawrence “bitter” and “self delusional”.
By Tuesday evening Nigel Farage had shared an article discussing Andrew Lawrence’s comments.
Amid a wave of tweets criticising Farage for supporting Lawrence’s stance, Boyle also replied: “There are a lot of honest people in comedy, which is why they keep calling you a c**t.”
Farage responded: “Probably the funniest thing I’ve ever heard you say,” to which Boyle retorted: “You didn’t hear me say it you daft b*stard.”
The tweets now appear to have been deleted from Frankie Boyle’s account.
Just your average Tuesday night on Twitter then…