Jim Davidson Has Vowed Never To Return To London Because Of Sadiq Khan
But it appears Davidson hasn’t been that impressed with the trip so far. In a tweet, he said: “I am never coming to London again. Khan. You have fucked my home town up.”
I am never coming to London again. Khan. You have fucked my home town up.— Jim Davidson (@JimDOfficial) June 13, 2019
Reaction to the tweet was possibly not what Davidson was hoping for.
how to make eight million people happy.— John Aylott (@JohnAylott2) June 13, 2019
Result!— KT #Ode2Joy Parker🐬 (@lunaperla) June 13, 2019
Hi Jim, I thought you were dead, or doing cruise ships or something.— Paul (@PaulOnBooks) June 13, 2019
In March 2004, Davidson, left the United Kingdom for the tax-free haven of Dubai in protest at the Labour government.
He said at the time: “I may as well go to Dubai and be an ethnic minority there than wait five years till I become one here.”
Davidson’s brand of comedy which saw him to achieve fame in the 90s has divided TV fans in the past, and he’s been forced to defend his sense of humour on a number of occasions.
Lammy responded by tweeting: “Your hate filled jokes about black people in the 80’s legitimised everyday racism towards people like me growing up. I thought as a country we had put it behind us but thank you I will take no lectures from you.”
Your hate filled jokes about black people in the 80’s legitimised everyday racism towards people like me growing up. I thought as a country we had put it behind us but thank you I will take no lectures from you. https://t.co/k5knqF35FF— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) January 31, 2019
After getting a huge response to the tweet, Lammy added:
Thanks Twitter for your comments about @JimDOfficial. Comedy gold. His jokes at the expense of minorities, LGBTQ, women and the disabled facilitated a culture of bullying over many years. It’s marvellous to see him put back in his box. My 11 year old self wouldn’t believe it! 👏🏿— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) January 31, 2019
In 2014, in an interview with The Guardian, Davidson claimed people often judge him “from the past”.
“It is a difficult thing, comedy, and I’m on a loser,” he said. “If I cured Aids and fed Africa and ended Ebola and found that missing aeroplane I’d still be that horrible racist, sexist, homophobic comedian. By people, with respect, who haven’t seen me. Or are judging me from the past.”
Last year Davidson admitted that the homophobic language he’s used in the past was a “mistake”.
During an appearance on ‘Piers Morgan’s Life Stories’, which will air on ITV tonight (10 March), the 64-year-old comedian says he regrets using the gay slur ‘shirt lifter’ during an appearance on ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ in 2007.
At them time the star was criticised after using the offensive phrase in front of fellow contestant Brian Dowling, who is gay.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.