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Michael Winner (1935-2013) slams Richard Littlejohn homophobia

For all the B-movies and crappy commercialsScrapbook’s favourite memory of Michael Winner — who died today aged 77 — will be his comprehensive demolition of Richard Littlejohn for homophobia on the columnist’s own Live and Uncut TV show in 1994:

“I’m quite appalled and very nearly walked out to be on a British television programme where lesbians are wheeled in for you to make smutty and offensive remarks to [audience applauds].”

“I think it was an absolutely shameful exhibition of vulgarity directed toward a minority. I think the lesbians have come over with considerable dignity and you’ve come over as an arsehole.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Michael Winner vs Richard Littlejohn

Apologies for the lacklustre rate of posting. We actually have more muckraking stories on the burner than we can handle! Please accept this by way of a Monday night stopgap:

Watching a characteristically oleaginous performance opposite his real-life pal Andrew Neil on This Week last Thursday, Scrapbook’s editor posed the question: “As a person, what positive qualities does Michael Winner have?”

The car insurance salesman rose considerably in the estimation of your humble correspondent after receiving this video on Twitter. Watch Winner slam homophobe Richard Littlejohn in the first ever episode of Richard Littlejohn Live and Uncut, shown in the LWT region between 1994 and 1996:

“I’m quite appalled – and very nearly walked out – to be on a British television programme where lesbians are wheeled in for you to make smutty and offensive remarks to” – Michael Winner

In the words of Tweeter Cornelius Griffiths:

“Littlejohn is such a gargantuan man-turd he manages to make Michael Winner look righteous”!

Video hat-tip: @twoseventwo

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