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2 hours ago, NickC said:

It's funny the conclusions that some people are taking from this stunt.

 

Whether the cash was real or not, he was shredding his own stuff for an important cause he believes in.

People clutching their pearls because he's not spending his money in the way they think is right is the sort of diversionary shite I expect from the Mail. There are far, far more obscene uses of money that surround us every day - where rich people use money that is not even theirs for purely selfish reasons - yet it's little old Joe Lycett who is acting grotesque.

 

I mean, Joe has put himself up against David Beckham here - an uber rich royal bootlicker who takes obscene money from corrupt governments. Joe looks like fucking Mother Teresa here.

If you're referring to my posts I think you're reading them wrong. He's free to do whatever he wants with his own money obviously. Destroying it (if he had) would be a dick move though for anyone who hasn't got any. It would be like throwing away food in front of someone who is hungry.

 

As I said in my first post in here - 10 grand wasn't enough to affect Beckham, it was less than a day's wages for him back in the day when he played. It's more than some folk make in a year though. Who would feel worse about it being destroyed? Saint David, or the poor bastard who has nothing? 

 

I actually like Joe Lycett, just don't think this was a particularly well thought-out stunt. FWIW, Mother Teresa was a terrible, awful person from what I've read. Google "Mother Teresa truth". No-one deserves to be compared to her.

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1 hour ago, MarkN said:

I actually like Joe Lycett, just don't think this was a particularly well thought-out stunt.

 

Eh? He got mainstream media to talk about Qatar's record on LGBT rights, and David Beckham's acceptance of money from them, not once, but twice; and in fairly prominent slots. He also donated £10,000 to LBGT charities.

 

Made of win in my book.

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5 hours ago, MarkN said:

I don't want a shitty music video.

 

£10,000 would pay off all my credit card debt, the money I owe to my folks (who are now short of cash), and leave me a little as a rainy day fund. But I count myself as fairly fortunate because I have a job and a roof over my head. To someone who has neither I think shredding 10 grand would look fucking grotesque.

 

You must hate the KLF, so.

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18 minutes ago, Ste_S said:

 

Eh? He got mainstream media to talk about Qatar's record on LGBT rights, and David Beckham's acceptance of money from them, not once, but twice; and in fairly prominent slots. He also donated £10,000 to LBGT charities.

 

Made of win in my book.

That's all good. But that's with hindsight. He knew what he was going to do. We didn't. If he'd have destroyed the money would you think it was a good thing to do? There was one person who might possibly feel bad about this (except obviously he wouldn't) and millions who would think  "that could change my fucking life". It's moot now that he didn't, but at the time it was like threatening to pour water down the drain in front of folk who are thirsty, to get at the person who owns the ocean.

 

I'll be honest - I avoid most media as much as possible, so this forum is the only place I've heard about this. Watching the video @Stigweard posted on the previous page makes me think maybe I've been harsh, but I was working with the info I had. Any media coverage for the rights issues is great, and the money to charity also brilliant. Just think it wasn't the best way to do it I guess.

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3 hours ago, Festoon said:

 

You must hate the KLF, so.

I was completely unaware of what they did until after the fact. It had no impact on me whatsoever at the time. I'm sure the same is true of most folk - nobody (in the scheme of things) even noticed.

 

I still need to read the book though - apparently it's very good.

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17 hours ago, MarkN said:

I was completely unaware of what they did until after the fact. It had no impact on me whatsoever at the time. I'm sure the same is true of most folk - nobody (in the scheme of things) even noticed.

 

I still need to read the book though - apparently it's very good.

The books great. As is the recent documentary about it.

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  • 4 weeks later...

I’m completely over this story but someone just made me aware, so thought I’d share it in this thread since the stunt was discussed: 

 

Pictured at his OWN money-spinning Qatar gig: Comedian Joe Lycett faces hypocrisy storm as it emerges he played several shows in Middle East, despite campaign against David Beckham for World Cup deal

 

Apologies for the source.

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He played a couple of shows 7 years ago and the Qatar government didn't pay him for it, is what I could glean from a quick skim read.

 

You should probably be cancelled for claiming not to care whilst breathlessly rushing in here to post Daily Mail links though.

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I don't think it would matter how much he was paid, it's absolutely nothing like Beckham's grift.

 

Or, for a better example, it's the difference between Gary Neville being criticised for working for BeIn during the World Cup, but nobody really caring that ITV also paid him to be there.

 

It's just nonsense.

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