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Celebrity Big Brother’s Julian Clary receives homophobic abuse on Twitter

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  1. That’s a shame.

    However we must remember that Julian Clary is a very tough individual, who will not be damaged by this – he has been desribed as the ‘hardest man in showbusiness’ by tough guy actor Ray Winstone. Remember how his career was frozen for years after making a joke about fisting that homophobic Tory pig Norman Lamont.

    it’s unacceptable that he is subject to abuse, but Julian Clary is a very tough person, so he’ll be fine.

  2. Treat him like a heckler and they soon will shut up, besides Julian is too good to let this piece of trash upset him it’s just words and they only hurt if you let them, this person is scum treat them as such

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 4 Sep 2012, 12:28pm

    That someone tweeted that he ought to be shot, goes way beyond legitimate opinion in my view. Advocating the killing of anyone regardless of sexual orientation should be treated as a hate crime, one of the few exceptions I agree with in regard to the he Public Order Act. I’m all for freedom of speech even if it causes offense but to suggest someone should be shot crosses the line.

    1. PantoHorse 4 Sep 2012, 12:44pm

      Someone here posted yesterday Alexandra Burke should be punched in the face – not as violent as murder but no more acceptable.

      Anywhere were unaccountable individuals are posting behind pseudonyms will suffer exactly the same problems. Not saying all posters and commentators are like that, but just look at how quickly things can descend to name calling and insult slinging on these boards?

  4. These abusive trolls are disgusting and, if they incite violence, they should be prosecuted.
    I am sure Julian can rise above this. He has always seemed to deal with homophobic sneering with great style and dignity. He is one of the most entertaining and charming people in show business.

  5. I always wonder about the mentality of people who go to the trouble to post abuse on Twitter and the like. What sad little lives they must have. It says nothing about Julian and everything about them and their personal insecurities and low self-esteem.

  6. Hypercube 4 Sep 2012, 1:11pm

    Sigh. The usual hateful ignorance. Do they call the millions of straight people who have anal sex “arse bandits” as well? What about gay men who don’t? Shouldn’t knock it until you’ve tried it anyway!

    I’d like to think that this was all just schoolkids (not that they shouldn’t be punished), but sadly much of it probably comes from supposed adults. What vile, retarded individuals (“freaks”?) they must be.

    Thankfully, it’s only a matter of time until this sort of thing is deemed as unacceptable as racism. It should be already of course, but these things can improve remarkably quickly (e.g. “good” characters on TV shows often displayed casual racism only 20 years ago), and we’re definitely some way down the road already.

  7. Well I thought it ALREADY WAS!!??
    Surely the police should be tracking these people down and prosecuting them for incitement to violence? Julian shou;d make official complaints to the police-and hand over details of the posters concerned. NO question about it. Others have been prosecuted for far less.

  8. Saddened to hear this!
    Over the years I only saw Julian Clary on brief occasions on TV when I was in the UK. Originally I didn’t find him particularly endearing, “But!” I did look forward to seeing him on BB for a different take on him.

    Seeing Julian in the BB series has helped me see the man of style and his integrity, and why the British public love and respect him. I am behind him all the way for a win.

    I now find him very endearing with
    great strength of character and integrity, it’s so clear he would not suffer fools or hecklers lightly.

    No one person/celebrity should have to suffer online abuse. I am sure he will rise above it, but this is also another example of how people are unappreciative of the opportunity to connect with celebrities on line, instead using it as a cloak to be nasty and abusive. Some thing I hope authority finds a way to deter or effectively identify and punish people who do

  9. The Police do not have the time to devote to these trivial matters, just words, rise above it and continue with your life, if they see their ways are working they will continue, ignore and they will get bored and go away.

    1. Staircase2 4 Sep 2012, 3:01pm

      I think you’re rather missing the point – and clearly stuck in the pre Internet era of ‘sticks & stones’ bollocks…

      On that basis no one should have paid any attention to Hitler at the beginning…

      Words matter VERY much – threats matter very much

      Aside from anything else, it’s illegal to threaten someone even via social media so yes, the Police actually have a DUTY to take these things seriously and deal with them accordingly.

      1. Spanner1960 6 Sep 2012, 2:53pm

        Well ‘sticks and stones’ has worked for hundreds of years until you lefties decided that we should prosecute to the full extent of the law people who call other people nasty names.

        Julian Clary is a professional, and I’m damn sure he has experienced plenty worse than this in his career, and more to the point, knows how to cope with it.

        It’s a shame prats like you don’t take a leaf out of his book.

  10. It is amazing that they are posting all that crap while he is still in the Big Brother house. I have no doubt that were he out of the house and they were posting that abuse, he would shoot them down with his words and would make them think twice about posting like that on his twitter feed again.

  11. I am quite surprised by this. Niaive, I hear you cry, but I thought Julian Clary was a bit of a national treasure, and not a target for such childishness. Since he’s always been so graphic about sex, tweets about arse bandits are unlikely to worry him.

  12. Sue Brown 4 Sep 2012, 4:27pm

    Oh come on. Of course, no one should be subject to hate speech. It’s vile and should be stamped out.
    However Christians, even those who support equality, get hate aimed at them in the comments on a daily basis.
    Pot calling the kettle black.

    1. Phuk off, Sue.

      1. Sue Brown 4 Sep 2012, 6:12pm

        And there you have it.

    2. mark young 4 Sep 2012, 7:35pm

      the big difference is…. christians have a lot of power in government, schools paid for by the tax payer where they teach their homophobic doctrines, institutions worth billions that are used to propagate their homophobia. If you think for one second that christians face as much hate as gay men you’re either seriously deluded or saying, stupid, or manipulatively evil. ive never seen a christian be spat on in the street, beaten up, put in prison, etc etc. people like you make me wanna puke.

    3. Rubbish. Reasonable, decent Christians (who seem to be the quiet ones unlike the prejudiced ones) don’t get abuse aimed at them. They get on with their lives and don’t try to start fights or make inflammatory statements about other human beings. I’m getting rather fed up with this ‘Christians are being victimised’ nonsense. You’re not – not in the UK.

      (and your ‘pot calling the kettle black’ statement implied that it was Christians trolling Julian, or at least trolling all over the internet – ie ‘we do it but you do it too’. Sad)

  13. Just watched “lord of the mince” he’s still got it.

  14. oneincassidy 4 Sep 2012, 8:29pm

    Julian Clary a great target as he is presently appearing in CBB.
    I’m astounded that these trolls have enough IQ to get themselves onto Twitter in the first place. Or is that gemane to their case workers?
    Good luck Julian

  15. Clinton in the USA 5 Sep 2012, 2:20am

    Hold your head high and stick out your chest and be proud of who you are. Don’t let some dumb ass bring you down!

  16. I like Julian Carey but as @dAVID said he is a tough man. However it is extremely unpleasant to have something like that thrown at him no matter how tough he is. Words hurt sometimes, even for the most resilient of us. On the surface we can appear to be tough but inside is where it stings.

  17. Spanner1960 6 Sep 2012, 2:58pm

    Julian is brilliant and is totally capable of rising above twattish troll comments.

    Let’s face it, homophobia is alive and well and living in the UK, and showcasing one’s camp propensities on mainstream television is always going to stir up the Neanderthals into stabbing text messages out with one finger the size of a Wall’s pork sausage.

    One should simply do what he does and either walk away and ignore it, or fire back with the vicious barbed wit us queens are renowned.

    “I’m more man than you’ll ever be, and more woman than you’ll ever have…” :)

  18. They laugh at him cos he’s different. He should laugh back cos they are all the same

  19. They laugh at him cos he’s different. He should laugh back cos they are all the same.

  20. Dj Dan - Eden Bar, Birminghan 8 Sep 2012, 10:53am

    Im so proud of Julian. Now winner of Celebrity Big Brother. One in the eye for these sad people that have tweeted him this mindless crap.

    Been a life long fan. Drew alot of strength coming out from him when growing up. A great entertainer & great guy that shows you can shine & be yourself if you believe.

    His autobiography is awesome. Read it guys xx

    1. Spanner1960 8 Sep 2012, 11:41am

      I just saw the news too.
      Really pleased for him.

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