Author Topic: David Baddiel apologises for mistakenly criticising a celebrity instead of a pleb [split topic]  (Read 85158 times)

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This bit is particularly gorgeous, when he's directly slagging off Martyn to his face, before he knows who he is.
https://twitter.com/Baddiel/status/1207601233680306176
...the replies are gorgeous.


I also liked this one a lot:
https://twitter.com/AllyFogg/status/1208396918587613185

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Ally Fogg
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I know I'm 24hrs behind, but I've just seen the thing where the guy who co-wrote We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thang & helped inspire a whole generation to anti-fascist activism was mocked on national TV as a 'troll' by a guy who once blacked up for laughs. Just cannot deal.

Honestly shaking with anger about it. How dare they? How fucking DARE THEY?
2:40 PM · Dec 21, 2019

Quite.


This doesn't surprise me in the slightest, after the most recent series of Taskmaster he proved himself to be absurdly stupid, and completely lacking in common sense too.

Christ yes.  Was actually left genuinely wondering if the guy should go and see a neurologist in case an early dementia diagnosis was required.

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Yup, that's the bit!  Hence his super-grovelly apology. :-D


EDIT: Found Martyn's reply, although more to the ITV lass than Baddiel:

https://twitter.com/martynware/status/1208455794716487680
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Replying to @AnushkaAsthana @itvpeston and @Baddiel

It really doesn’t matter who I am - or at least it shouldn’t - that is the entire point - ps your election coverage was utterly unbalanced, and your response should be apologising for not justifying that...

6:34 PM · Dec 21, 2019 from Sheffield, England

This bit is particularly gorgeous, when he's directly slagging off Martyn to his face, before he knows who he is.
https://twitter.com/Baddiel/status/1207601233680306176
...the replies are gorgeous.


I also liked this one a lot:
https://twitter.com/AllyFogg/status/1208396918587613185

Quite.


Christ yes.  Was actually left genuinely wondering if the guy should go and see a neurologist in case an early dementia diagnosis was required.

I remember him saying that his mum was still tying his shoelaces for him when he was about 17.
He's perhaps just a "spanner."

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Martyn Ware is a bit of a star on Twitter, doesn't seem the slightest bit affected by his period of "fame" in the 70s/80s. Just does his thing.

oh i get it. he means "moment of stardom" as "appearing as a tweet on a bit with me on the telly", not his music career

jesus fuck. what a cunt

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What's with the missing blue tick in the video clip?

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I also liked this one a lot:
https://twitter.com/AllyFogg/status/1208396918587613185

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Ally Fogg
@AllyFogg

I know I'm 24hrs behind, but I've just seen the thing where the guy who co-wrote We Don't Need This Fascist Groove Thang & helped inspire a whole generation to anti-fascist activism was mocked on national TV as a 'troll' by a guy who once blacked up for laughs. Just cannot deal.

Honestly shaking with anger about it. How dare they? How fucking DARE THEY?
2:40 PM · Dec 21, 2019

Adding insult to injury, there, I'm afraid. Ware wasn't on Dare.

Haha just reading through this I see two days before he found out Martyn was a fellow "famous" passion he'd already told him to fuck off again loool WHAT a prat.

https://twitter.com/Baddiel/status/1207601233680306176?s=19

Edit - I see this has already been covered
« Last Edit: December 21, 2019, 11:01:49 PM by Armin Meiwes »

if i hadnt deleted my twitter account id follow martyn ware. seems like an excellent egg.

Looks like he always does that "bye now" thing after he's decided he's done his *BOOM headshot* witty comment. PAAAAthetic.

David's twitter profile is now

"Jew"

well that's pretty clear then. since before now he's been going on about the torah pretty much non-stop!!

Now I'm reading his tweets defending a transphobe who.. coincidence!.. is a famous writer. Just a week after telling everyone if they voted labour they are basically an anti semite.

This doesn't surprise me in the slightest, after the most recent series of Taskmaster he proved himself to be absurdly stupid, and completely lacking in common sense too.

He's an intellectual though surely? He told us himself

It is pretty telling that he only apologised when he knew it was someone famous. As if making a shit bald joke about a pleb would be fair enough

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What the fuck is Peston?

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It might seem like a little, trivial Twitter spat, but this whole thing feels ridiculously sinister. ITV News brought him on as an expert on trolling because he's done a show about it, except his definition of trolling is 'anyone who dares to agree with me without first being a celeb' and their definition of trolling is 'anyone who questions our impartiality'. ITV's response to criticism is to try and humiliate somebody that they thought was helpless on national television for having the sheer temerity to question them, and David Baddiel gladly leaped in to tell the silly little pleb to know their place.

Obviously it's funny that he then felt the need to backtrack on his deeply held convictions (that people shouldn't disagree with him) when he found out he was talking to a fellow celeb, who has earned the right to express their own beliefs, and the fact that it paints him as a classic bully, flushing the little kid's head down the toilet and then apologising when he finds out that they do judo, is great. Helps that he's basically only famous himself for sitting next to people far funnier than him, like Richard Hammond in Stewart Lee's Top Gear routine.

But what can't be overlooked is that the fact that this all happened in the first place shows that these attitudes have been normalised. Not only do ITV not have to be held to account for their journalism, but they can feel free to label those who question them as 'trolls' and play the victim. David Baddiel is an expert on trolling, even though his bold stance against people who disagree with him only lasts as long as it takes to realise that they wrote Temptation. This humiliating incident is only a brief interlude in his ongoing tour of a show all about how anybody non-famous who dares have an opinion is a troll, and needless to say, David Baddiel had the last laugh. Thanks for buying a ticket, though!

Also, he was shit on Taskmaster.

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Now I'm reading his tweets defending a transphobe who.. coincidence!.. is a famous writer. Just a week after telling everyone if they voted labour they are basically an anti semite.

An anti-semitic writer, who also happens to be anti-Corbyn, so he's fine with that anti-semitism.

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This thread is a major cruel bullying group troll unless one of us has a blue tick somewhere.

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Shove your blue tick up your mangy arse you fucking cunt. He’s ushering in a new era of fascism. This is the middle class disease, mutated and gone rancid.

This could go in the Boris Johnson thread too but it's worth putting here:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/22/johnson-visit-to-lebedev-party-after-victory-odd-move-for-peoples-pm

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Johnson was one of several top politicians who turned up to the event, held at the Lebedevs’ £6m stuccoed mansion overlooking Regent’s Park. Guests included David and Samantha Cameron and George Osborne, now a Lebedev employee. From the Blair-era left, Peter Mandelson and Tristram Hunt were also in attendance.

Others invited to the vodka and caviar birthday party included Mick Jagger, Princess Eugenie, the actors Matt Smith and Rosamund Pike, and the model Lily Cole. Comedians Eddie Izzard and David Baddiel, the artist Grayson Perry and sculptor Antony Gormley were also there. Missing this year was the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.


"They didn't recognise me!"
nice bit of casual racism there in his weird story that isnt true

He's doing a show about he bested the Twitter trolls?

Imagine going to see that!

Actually we should all go. In Martyn Ware masks.

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Is Baddiel the Savile of our times?

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'Martyn Ware has behaved with considerably dignity and you've behaved like an arsehole'

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He's doing a show about he bested the Twitter trolls?

Imagine going to see that!

Same crowd who went to watch Gervais' last standup show, I should imagine.

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"David Baddiel is laughing"

I always preferred Rob Newman anyway.

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Rumour has it that Baddiel and that chickpea swapped places on Taskmaster and the chickpea's running the shop now.

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