David Walliams drowned in hot water. Leaked transcripts revealed that he made inappropriate remarks about certain participants in Britain’s Got Talent.
Here’s everything you need to know.
David Williams explains the BGT controversy
The Guardian recently revealed that David Walliams made contemptuous and sexually explicit remarks about a January 2020 participant.
In addition, the leaked audio is believed to have been recorded during an audition held at the Palladium in London.
In one of the recordings, Walliams referred to the older participant as ‘c***’. Also, in another recording he was caught making abusive remarks about a female performer.
She didn’t impress the judges, but she definitely made us laugh 🤣
— BGT (@BGT) April 22, 2020
He said, ‘She thinks you want to have sex with them like the little boring girl you meet at the bar, but you don’t.’
The 51-year-old children’s book writer said, ‘She’s like, ‘Oh, damn it!’ She thinks you want to have sex with her but you don’t. That’s the last thing that comes to your mind, but she says, ‘Yes, you will!’ ‘no!”
disgusting comments #David Williams said about me Don’t flatter my friend, I’ve never liked you. You showed your true misogynistic color. Narcissists always think that everyone likes them. I wouldn’t like you if I beat you in the lottery! #David Williams
Netizens react to David Walliams’ BGT controversy
David Walliams’ pejorative remarks about the cast caused outrage among social media users and condemned his actions on Twitter.
As one user said, ‘It’s most surprising that David Walliams is in horrific danger.’
The most surprising thing is that David Williams is a horrifying danger.
— Joe (@dealzjr) November 10, 2022
Another said, ‘Well, I’m shocked that David Walliams, who literally frowned at his disability on TV, might not be a very good person. Shock I will tell you!’
Well, I was shocked to learn that David Walliams, who literally frowned on TV and ridiculed his disability, may not be such a good person. I say shock!
— Charlotte G. (@charlottejee) November 10, 2022
Someone else said, ‘David Walliams has been saying exactly who he is for a very long time. The prejudice and ugliness in his children’s books are clear indicators’.
David Walliams has long been telling exactly who he is. Prejudice and ugliness in his children’s books are clear indicators.
— Victoria 🇺🇦 (@Viktoriamac) November 10, 2022
Don’t buy David Walliams’ books for your children. There are so many great children’s writers who are sincere and empathetic. Don’t give money to that creepy person.
— Evelyn Clegg (@Evie_tweeting) November 10, 2022
David Walliams apologizes for making inappropriate remarks.
David Walliams sat down with The Independent and apologized for his behavior.
He said, “I want to apologize to those who made rude comments during a break during the filming of ‘2020 Britain’s Got Talent’.”
Another broadcaster said, ‘It was a private conversation. As with most conversations with friends, I did not intend to share. I’m sorry nonetheless.’
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Simon Cowell, fellow BGT judge at Walliams, said the Syco Entertainment owner was not aware of the remarks at the time they were made.
Beyond that, The Guardian confirmed that no other judge other than Williams made any offensive remarks.