Nish Kumar’s takedown of Stanley Johnson’s Islamophobia will have you cheering
Probably not many people were watching Channel 4’s general election coverage and if this clip is anything to go by, it’s for the best.
It’s the prime minister’s father Stanley Johnson talking about burqas and, well, you’re going to have to watch it for yourself.
His comments generated no shortage of outrage on Twitter, but the best response came on the C4 programme itself, from the great Nish Kumar who said this.
— Mono ✨ (@EmilysTrash) December 13, 2019
And just a few of the things people were saying about it.
Jaw gaping as @MrNishKumar goes in respectfully on Stanley Johnson about his son’s racist rhetoric. They should just have let him continue. The only honest words being spoken tonight.
— Julia Raeside (@JNRaeside) December 13, 2019
Kumar wasn’t the only one of the panellists to put Johnson entirely in his place. Katherine Ryan will have you cheering too.
— Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) December 13, 2019
Stanley Johnson getting a rougher ride from Katherine Ryan than any media outlet gave his son for the last 6 weeks. #C4AltElection
— Shy Robin (18+) (@RobinS66BS) December 13, 2019
And just in case you’re a sucker for this sort of thing, here’s a longer clip of Johnson, Kumar and everyone else.
Channel 4 has descended into HELL pic.twitter.com/K5AgheG3sS
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) December 13, 2019