Father Ted creator Graham Linehan claims he is been dropped by his TV agent after branding David Tennant an ‘abusive groomer’ for carrying a T-shirt that learn ‘go away trans children alone’
- Physician Who star wore T-shirt saying: ‘Depart trans children alone you absolute freaks’
- Linehan criticised him and says he is now been dropped by Unbiased Expertise
The creator of Father Ted has claimed he has been dropped by his TV agent after branding David Tennant an ‘abusive groomer’ on social media.
Mr Linehan, 55, who additionally described Tennant as ‘disgusting’, ‘ignorant’ and ‘reckless’, instructed a Conservative Celebration Convention occasion in Manchester that he had since been dropped by London-based company Unbiased Expertise.
He mentioned yesterday afternoon: ‘I assume the opposite attention-grabbing factor that occurred to me is I simply misplaced my TV agent as a result of I criticised David Tennant.
‘I solely discovered this out later, as a result of I seemed on the record of individuals Unbiased Expertise represented and David Tennant was on the prime. And he is making barely more cash than me in the meanwhile, so I needed to go.’
Mr Linehan belongs to a controversial college of thought that believes those that assist the gender transition of children are baby abusers. He beforehand tweeted in January: ‘Telling kids they’ve the mistaken our bodies is baby abuse.’
Graham Linehan spoke at a gathering on the Conservative Celebration Convention in Manchester yesterday, collectively hosted by the Institute of Financial Affairs and TaxPayers’ Alliance
Mr Linehan rose to fame in 1995 for creating the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted which ran till 1998. He then went on to pen Black Books and The IT Crowd.
However he has extra just lately change into identified for standing as much as transgender activists, which led to a Twitter ban and his present on the Edinburgh Fringe being shut down.
The most recent row started in July when Tennant appeared on the press launch in London for the second collection of his Amazon Prime fantasy comedy present Good Omens.
He was carrying the T-shirt in query – and though the phrases had been partly obscured by his blazer, web sleuths quickly tracked it down and located the complete slogan on objects offered by the retailer Crooked.
A person known as ‘Okay Carnelian’ with the deal with ‘@authenticterf’ posted an image of Tennant within the T-shirt and mentioned ‘FFS’. Linehan replied: ‘Disgusting, ignorant, reckless’.
David Tennant with co-star Michael Sheen in July on the press launch in London for the second collection of his Amazon Prime collection Good Omens – carrying the controversial T-shirt in query
The account Unhealthy Writing Takes then replied to this, saying: ‘Disgraced former comedy author Graham ‘Glinner’ Linehan calls a lot liked icon David Tennant ‘Disgusting’ after Tennant is photographed carrying a T-shirt opposing baby abusers. Tennant’s shirt reads ‘Depart Trans Youngsters Alone You Absolute Freaks’.’
However Linehan then additionally replied to that publish, saying: ‘Solely disgraced among the many ranks of abusive groomers like your self and Tennant.’
Though this was again in July, it is just now that Linehan has revealed that his criticism of Tennant noticed him dropped by the company.
Yesterday’s occasion at The ThinkTent within the Manchester Central Conference Advanced was known as ‘Is the UK a secure area without spending a dime speech?’ and was collectively hosted by the Institute of Financial Affairs (IEA) and TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA).
It additionally featured Baroness Fox, College of Kent politics professor Matthew Goodwin, TPA chief government John O’Connell and IAE head of cultural affairs Marc Glendening.
Linehan posted a collection of feedback about David Tennant and his T-shirt on X in July
Final month Mr Linehan claimed he was blocked by police from attending the convention over his supposed anti-trans views.
The Irish sitcom author complained to the get together after he was denied entry to the convention in Manchester, which resulted in a U-turn as chairman Greg Fingers apologised and ensured he may attend.
Mr Linehan was not instructed the grounds for the refusal, however in 2018 he obtained a warning from West Yorkshire Police after an argument with a transgender activist on X.
He ended up performing exterior the Scottish Parliament in August after two Edinburgh Fringe venues cancelled his look.
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