John Cleese: ‘London no longer a British city’

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The British comedian John Cleese is under fire after he (again) has said that London no longer a British city.

Cleese wrote Wednesday in a tweet that his foreign friends were in agreement with his assertion that London no longer a British city is, something he, for the first time in 2011, has said. ‘So there must be some truth inside. Also, I can only but conclude that London is the British city where most voted to stay in the EU.’

Almost sixty percent of the population voted in the referendum in 2016, indeed, for ‘remain’. The Monty Python actor himself who spoke during the campaign for a British breach with the EU, unless that itself thoroughly would know to reform. He announced last year that he would move to the Caribbean because he was disappointed in Britain.

Basil Fawlty

The tweet of Cleese was busy geliket and from, but I got it in the comments also a lot of criticism. Many accused him of racism, and asked him whether he was ’English’ or ‘white’ mean. The 79-year-old actor took the time to get on some of the reactions to the answers. Therein he seems to deny that its adoption has something to do with the large ethnic diversity in London.

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, claims that Cleese by these comments just sound like the character that he played in Fawlty Towers. For whom the series do not know: Basil Fawlty was a klassebewuste snob who nostalgically to the heyday of the British Empire, as recently explained by The Guardianjournalist Alex Clark.

‘Londoners know that our diversity is our greatest strength. It is with much pride that we and the British capital, and a European city and international hub, ” says Khan.

“Lazy, fat bastards’

It is not the first time that the 79-year-old comedian a rel provoke on Twitter. Last year had we ourselves have to pay for it. After he The last time to see me before I dietour had completed, summed up in a tweet in which cities he is the most pleasant public found to for act. In that list heard include Helsinki, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Breda at home. On the Belgian public in Hasselt he had, however, not understood as such. He called them ‘lazy, thick, bierdrinkende pseudo-French Belgian bastards “and closed with:” It was as if I was Moby Dick was read out to the nomads.’

Most of his followers, the Belgian, could the Tweet or flavors. Some Flemish people being Cleese in Hasselt, not in the French speaking part of Belgium and the Flemish people sometimes offended could be if you them ‘pseudo-French’.