‘Incitement of violence’: Farage blasts comedian after joke about battery acid ‘fantasy’
Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party and himself the victim of a milkshake dousing in recent weeks, labelled Brand’s comments, made during BBC Radio 4’s Heresy show on Tuesday, as an “incitement of violence.”
In response to a question about the “terrible” state of British politics, Brand, known for her dry, if acerbic sense of humor, bemoaned the protesters’ choice of weapons – the milkshake.
Certain unpleasant characters are being thrown to the fore, and they’re very, very easy to hate, and I’m kind of thinking, why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid?
Brand went on to insist that she wouldn’t carry out such an attack, because “it’s purely a fantasy,” but thinks “milkshakes are pathetic.”
Many on social media accused Farage of being a “hypocrite,” accusing him of having incited violence during the 2016 EU referendum and branding him a “snowflake” for not seeing Brand’s comments were merely a “joke.”
The milkshake protest started with Tommy Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who was targeted with a McDonald’s shake in Warrington earlier in the year. The footage quickly went viral. Robinson’s second dairy attack came soon after that, during a visit to Manchester while on the campaign trail.
UKIP EU parliamentary candidate Carl Benjamin, who has caused controversy with his rape “joke” about a female Labour MP, had a milkshake hurled at him while canvassing for support in Truro, Cornwall.Also on rt.com ‘Disgusting behaviour’: Farage decries latest ‘milkshaking’ attack on elderly army veteran
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