Actor Eddie Marsan said he preferred dinner parties to pubs and class war erupted
In one of the more unexpected consequences of a march in support of the NHS, actor Eddie Marsan found himself at the centre of an online storm after someone said this about the protest on Twitter.
So, has anyone seen Chris Leslie, Chuckles Umunna, Jess Phillips or John Mann on the #NHS70 march today? No? I didn't think so.
— Buddy Hell (@buddy_hell) June 30, 2018
And someone replied like this.
Probably at one of Eddie Marsan’s dinner parties…
— Jenny Harrison ❄️ (@HenJenny) July 1, 2018
To which Marsan – you probably know him from a whole bunch of Mike Leigh films and much else besides – thought it only reasonable that he have his say.
I don’t like pubs, where I grew up pubs were often the place when men talked bollocks and then came home and beat up their wives. I like dinner parties, people share ideas and men often take their wives. I’m sorry if that makes me a traitor to your definition of my class. https://t.co/ArGU6q2OiZ
— Eddie Marsan (@eddiemarsan) July 1, 2018
And what followed can only be described as a Twitterstorm. These 16 tweets explain how it happened – sort of.
LOL Eddie Marsan goes to dinner parties and drinks tea with his little finger sticking out. Not like Owen Jones, who is always dahn the boozer wiv 'is mates and once threw a kettle over a pub.
— Stuart Houghton (@stuarthoughton) July 1, 2018
Eddie Marsan was great in Little Dorrit and that geezer Pierrepoint hung but he should really give up his latest avant-garde online theatre role as a middle of the road political commentator/liberal crybaby. It's not a good look and will only do his career damage in the long run.
— Max Shanly (@maxshanly) July 1, 2018
Eddie, just so you know, it is actually possible to go to the pub and not beat your wife. Best to not rely on the prejudices of all your luvvie dinner party guests https://t.co/q8V9HSUDC0
— Matt Zarb-Cousin (@mattzarb) July 1, 2018
I’ve been to lots of pubs as a working class with working class men l, shared ideas, and not been punched on the way home. I’ve also been treated like shit by middle class men at dinner parties. Sorry if that cuts through your pretentious luvvie interpretation of working class. https://t.co/Fdvdk2Topr
— Rachel (@racybearhold) July 1, 2018
Difficult know where to start or end with this tweet, but “men often take their wives” to dinner parties is definitely a highlight pic.twitter.com/nz8wwFRF5U
— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) July 1, 2018
Dinner parties suffocating trials of manners Eddie. Oh and women can often take their husbands too.
— Danny Baker (@prodnose) July 1, 2018
Times have changed. It’s me dragging my mister to the pub to watch the football. If we had a dinner party I’d be cleaning, cooking and washing up… OK not changed that much!
— Vintage1983 (@Vintage1983V) July 1, 2018
I’m not married, Eddie.
However, I do have a long-term partner.
I don’t take her anywhere.
We go together.
— Matt Black (@NoirMJ) July 1, 2018
And you really think people don’t go home after a dinner party and beat their partner up? And how kind they allow their wives to attend? I have to unfollow before I begin to think it’s 1972 all over again.
— Pressgirl (@KPressgirl) July 1, 2018
As far as I can make out @eddiemarsan said because of some bad childhood experiences he doesn’t like pubs, prefers eating and drinking with mates at their houses. Cos he used the phrase “dinner parties” to describe this phenomenon, class war has erupted.
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) July 1, 2018