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Video of David Walliams humiliating young men by pulling his pants down on stage


David Walliams is again criticized after a video from 2007 in which he "humiliates" young men by pulling their underpants down on stage.

The tasteless footage from a BBC documentary shows the comedian on a stage show in Little Britain in Australia.

The clip, still on YouTube, shows Walliams as a predatory gay former children's animator & # 39; Des Kaye & # 39; who gropes three men aged 16 to 18 on stage to hide the sausage.

The terrifying video shows how he invites the audience to the stage, where he simulates buggery and seems to kiss her bare buttocks.

David Walliams was beaten up for footage released on social media in 2007. There he was filmed on stage when he was playing a game to hide the sausage with the audience

Walliams stars as "Des Kaye", a predatory former children's television entertainer who humiliates young men when they get on stage by pulling their pants down

Walliams stars as "Des Kaye", a predatory former children's television entertainer who humiliates young men when they get on stage by pulling their pants down

The footage comes from a BBC documentary with Little Britain on tour in Australia 13 years ago, which according to the BBC has not been available on any platform since 2007

The footage comes from a BBC documentary with Little Britain on tour in Australia 13 years ago, which according to the BBC has not been available on any platform since 2007

The routine begins with Walliams, now 48, who asks a volunteer to come on stage and get him to confirm his age.

If you answer 16, the controversial comedian says "bingo" before adding, "You're a big boy for 16, aren't you – I'll tell the judge."

Then he kisses the boy on the lips before playing his game "hide the sausage" in which he pounces on their pants, limps them dry and leaves them with exposed buttocks and grappling to cover their genitals.

Walliams is pictured at the Global Gift Gala in Kimpton Fitzroy London in 2019

Walliams is pictured at the Global Gift Gala in Kimpton Fitzroy London in 2019

The footage has been blown up by a number of critics who say it depicts a stereotype of gay men as predatory.

Human rights activist Peter Tatchell of the Peter Tatchell Foundation added: “This sketch crosses a red line in the sexual humiliation of young men.

& # 39; William's portrayal of a predatory pedophile is not funny. It is disgusting and unacceptable. This sketch should not be repeated anywhere. It should be taken out of the public eye and put into a movie archive so that future historians have evidence of what was considered a "comedy" only 13 years ago.

Some viewers will have interpreted Walliams as playing gay men as predators and pedophiles.

Although Walliams supports the LGBT + community, his account plays into the hands of those who mistakenly equate homosexuality with the exploitation of young people, ”he added.

The clip was shot as part of a BBC documentary told by comic Rob Brydon titled Little Britain Down Under that followed the show's tour of Australia in 2007.

During the filming, Walliams read a letter sent to him by a victim of sexual abuse who criticized his Des Kaye character.

Walliams & # 39; character pulled actor Jeremy Edwards' jeans and underwear down almost catastrophically during a Little Britain Comic Relief Gala at the Hammersmith Apollo 2006

Walliams & # 39; character pulled actor Jeremy Edwards' jeans and underwear down almost catastrophically during a Little Britain Comic Relief Gala at the Hammersmith Apollo 2006

He exposed it to almost 3,500 spectators and said: “That shouldn't happen. You shouldn't see a gonad. A damn crack, yes. Gonad, no. & # 39;

He exposed it to almost 3,500 spectators and said: “That shouldn't happen. You shouldn't see a gonad. A damn crack, yes. Gonad, no. & # 39;

Former Hollyoaks star Edwards received the sketch in good grace during the charity sketch

But he defended the sketch by saying, "For me there are no topics that cannot be made fun of because if you do this line you have to get rid of all comedies."

In a separate recording during another part of the tour, he said: "I love cruelty, it's my favorite thing in the world.

"You have to know the limits. It's funny, but if I started to expose her penis or something, it would just be terrible, it would just be abuse. & # 39;

Walliams performed the same sketch many times in 2006 when he and his comedy partner Matt Lucas toured Britain on their Little Britain Live Tour.

During a Little Britain Comic Relief Gala in November 2006 in Hammersmith Apollo, London, his character pulled actor Jeremy Edwards' jeans and underwear down to an almost catastrophic effect.

He exposed it to almost 3,500 spectators and said: “That shouldn't happen. You shouldn't see a gonad. A damn crack, yes. Gonad, no. & # 39;

Three years later, Walliams Mark Ronson did the same at a charity event and had to apologize to the DJ and music producer and said, “Mark is a cool, calm character. Putting him in that position was out of his comfort zone. & # 39;

Walliams & # 39; co-star Lucas speaks about the controversial sketch in his 2017 autobiography, revealing that some viewers who were brought on stage reacted violently.

He said: & # 39; David has his audience participation as children's animator Des Kaye – Wicky Woo!

During a game & # 39; Hide the Sausage & # 39; he almost always wrested the pants off a poor boy.

“You could never get away with that today. In fact, he didn't always get away with it at the time. Sometimes David got a punch for his problems and afterwards I saw him in the wings and nursed an aching ear. & # 39;

It comes after Little Britain was removed from BBC iPlayer, Netflix and BritBox last month while protests against Black Lives Matter over concerns over Walliams and Lucas to "darken" characters.

After it was drawn, Walliams tweeted: & # 39; Matt & I have both spoken publicly in recent years about our regret that we played characters of other races. We want to make it clear again that it was wrong and we are very sorry. & # 39;

He said in the past about Little Britain that they would "definitely do it differently in today's cultural landscape."

And in 2018, he said that some elements of the show were out of date, but did not state which ones, and told the Radio Times: "It is difficult to say exactly how it would be different. There are all kinds of tolerances that change.

"People now understand people's predicaments better."

Walliams got into a word war with food author Jack Monroe last week over his children's books, which Monroe described as "classic fat, shameful nonsense."

David Walliams' book, The World's Worst Parents, has been criticized by food activist Jack Monroe

In her series with Walliams, Monroe (above) branded the book as race insensitive and "fat shameful".

The activist and foodwriter Jack Monroe (right) launched a withering attack on the children's novels (left) by the comedian David Walliams and described them as race insensitive and "fat shameful".

When reviewing the books, the critic underlined what she termed negative portrayals of working class characters and an obvious trust in racist stereotypes and the use of the word "bold" as a "derogatory description".

The author's editor, HarperCollins, said in a statement: “David Walliams' books have a diverse readership that is reflected in their content. He writes about the real worlds of children who use comedy to confront many difficult subjects, from groundbreaking "The Boy in Dress" to "Gangsta Grandma", which should be considered in the wider context of the overall story.

& # 39; In his World & # 39; s Worst … series, he writes warning stories with surreal humor to defend outsiders, empty the pompos and denounce bullies. David Walliams' books have turned countless non-readers into book lovers and made families read together. & # 39;

Twitter users were also angry after a link to Walliams' video of his Des Kaye routine was posted on social media.

A Twitter user @ frombaby2bronte tweeted: "This is terrible." while

@HerRoyalHeinous said: & # 39; Humiliating young men as part of his (deed) is such a laugh, isn't it? Baffled face. & # 39;

Another user @funontheshore said: & # 39; Jesus, this is terrible. Ask them if they later enjoyed it as part of the electricity journey. Yuck. & # 39;

John McChrystal, who tweeted under the name @IneluctViz, said: & # 39; I thought I could use this & # 39; Comedian & # 39; don't reject more than I already did. Very unpleasant. Dreadful. & # 39;

Conor Martin, whose account is @ Conorjmartin96, said: "He was always strange, but wtf."

Tom Carr of @ItsMeTomC added: "This is far too far even in 2007, let alone nowadays."

However, a number of users have campaigned for the comic.

Fair4All wrote: & # 39; You are grown men. Get a grip (excuse the pun). David Walliams is a very controversial comedian. If you volunteer to go on stage, you should know what to expect. & # 39;

Walliams declined to comment on the Des Kaye sketch.

The BBC said, "We will not comment on this, but for your background, the content is not available on the BBC and has not been accessed recently after it last aired in 2007."

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