To think Bill Roache needs to hang his head in shame?

(205 Posts)
dublindee Tue 19-Mar-13 10:41:12

Just saw sky news article on my iPhone re this:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/coronation-street-actor-bill-roache-1772534

I am disgusted. I think he should be sacked and I think he should make a public apology.

Szeli Tue 19-Mar-13 10:55:01

I read it as paedophiles are bad but underage teenagers who lie about their ages to sleep with their idols and then cry foul afterwards are also bad and I'd be inclined to agree with him.

Although granted you should never ever victim blame; and these 'rock stars' or whatever need to be more vigilant when assertaining someone's age - there are girls out there who do do this and then it makes things much more difficult for those genuine victims out there.

He didn't come across well at all tho x

CockyPants Tue 19-Mar-13 10:57:14

Wow, Bill. I must be such a bad gal cos having been raped/sexually assaulted 3 times....

KurriKurri Tue 19-Mar-13 10:57:15

Szeli - when it comes to sex between an underage person and an adult, the onus for behaviour regulation and control is entirely with the adult. Never with the child.

greencolorpack Tue 19-Mar-13 10:58:40

I think he probably has allegations against him looming. Anyone that keen to defend poor pop stars from groupies is likely to be talking about his own position rather than nameless pop stars. What does he care about pop stars?? He's talking about himself.

And yes he comes across as unhinged.. It's embarrassing to read.

Never liked him on the telly, don't get how he got to have such a long running acting job when he mutters every line, I can barely make out what he says. (Not a Corrie fan).

CockyPants Tue 19-Mar-13 11:01:41

Is there any man in the public eye at the moment who HAS kept his hands to himself??

ScoffedAnEggInSixtySeconds Tue 19-Mar-13 11:03:42

Oh dear. Way past needing an apology.

MarmaladeTwatkins Tue 19-Mar-13 11:08:43

What a wanker.

He needs sacking. He really does. Wanker.

SucksToBeMe Tue 19-Mar-13 11:11:44

I think GCP has hit the nail in the head.

quoteunquote Tue 19-Mar-13 11:13:26

Twonk of the decade ?

well he has competition, Wilfrid Fox Napier

Why are so many people so reluctant to take responsibility for their actions.

this poster should be over every loo and urinal until we have no attacks or assaults

Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work!

Kat reposted a nice piece about true rape prevention, which reminded me of this little list I whipped up a few months ago. As I just did a college RA training yesterday, re-reading this made me laugh. I mean seriously, the “tips” they give potential victims are so condescending. It’s fun to turn the tables.
Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work!
1. Don’t put drugs in people’s drinks in order to control their behavior.
2. When you see someone walking by themselves, leave them alone!
3. If you pull over to help someone with car problems, remember not to assault them!
4. NEVER open an unlocked door or window uninvited.
5. If you are in an elevator and someone else gets in, DON’T ASSAULT THEM!
6. Remember, people go to laundry to do their laundry, do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.
7. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM! If you are not able to stop yourself from assaulting people, ask a friend to stay with you while you are in public.
8. Always be honest with people! Don’t pretend to be a caring friend in order to gain the trust of someone you want to assault. Consider telling them you plan to assault them. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the other person may take that as a sign that you do not plan to rape them.
9. Don’t forget: you can’t have sex with someone unless they are awake!
10. Carry a whistle! If you are worried you might assault someone “on accident” you can hand it to the person you are with, so they can blow it if you do.
And, ALWAYS REMEMBER: if you didn’t ask permission and then respect the answer the first time, you are commiting a crime- no matter how “into it” others appear to be.

thezebrawearspurple Tue 19-Mar-13 11:15:18

It's amazing how people manage to be so utterly stupid having more than 80 years experience on this earth. I remember Oprah promoting similar bullshit with 'the secret' a few years back, the author was explaining that the people in Darfur (and other victims) were attracting the violence meted out to them by brainwavesshock I was so shocked that the audience lapped it up and nearly threw the tv out the window. Unfortunately have met more than a few idiots with this philosophy, they pick it up from faux spiritual self help books, in Roaches case, he joined a silly cult. Fool.

Longdistance Tue 19-Mar-13 11:16:39

He should be sacked.

He's long overstayed his welcome as far as I'm concerned!

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Tue 19-Mar-13 11:21:07

YANBU what he has said is foul. Also I think he's completely lost his mind. Now would be a good time for him to be killed off retire.

mrsjay Tue 19-Mar-13 11:23:49

he is coming across as really unhinged of late 1000s of lovers talking to dead pets on this morning some sort of 'love religion' all that is trivial in comparison to this disgusting he really needs put out to pasture imo ,

lottieandmia Tue 19-Mar-13 11:27:22

Isn't this a bit like when Glen Hoddle said disabled people were being punished for sins in past lives? If he really said this what did he hope to achieve exactly? He doesn't sound sane tbh.

Sugarice Tue 19-Mar-13 11:28:57

He's a twat and yes he does sound unhinged!

He needs to be sacked for those comments.

mrsjay Tue 19-Mar-13 11:29:16

I was going to say that But i couldnt remember who said it about disabled people I knew it was a footballer, he went a bit loopy didnt he then had to retract his stupid statement

Feminine Tue 19-Mar-13 11:44:53

If you look closely at his eyes, its apparent he is going quite mad.

They look manic.

I'm sure he needs help actually.

mrsjay Tue 19-Mar-13 11:47:18

I'm sure he needs help actually.

I think he does too if im honest he really has lost the plot with his ranting , he never went on anything or did a lot of interviews before did he ?

Feminine Tue 19-Mar-13 11:49:44

exactly. We never heard from him until the last few years did we?
Someone close to him needs to see whats up.

Dawndonna Tue 19-Mar-13 11:52:46

Good grief, I'd tell him to grow up but he's a bit passed it.
Get a brain, man, get a bloody brain!

ChairmanWow Tue 19-Mar-13 11:53:55

Agree with GCP as well. Others have come out with similar comments and subsequently been arrested. It's a strangely defensive attitude. Although I hope I'm wrong because I don't want any girls and young women to have suffered at his or anyone else's hands.

Sorry to PPs and their relatives who have been through sexual violence. If one good thing comes from Savile et al it's an increased awareness of sexual abuse and exploitation. Hopefully the exposure of authorities that tolerated this will lead organisations to be more proactive as well.

dottyspotty2 Tue 19-Mar-13 11:58:03

Get him off our screens I was abused (raped) for 8 years from a very young child and in his view its my fault not my vile brother ok then. Arsehole.

GreatSoprendo Tue 19-Mar-13 12:01:02

He is completely loopy. He was on This Morning last week talking about his telepathic connection with his dog and the conversations they have, in which he also mentioned that he is immortal. The media need to stop giving him air time/column inches.

mrsjay Tue 19-Mar-13 12:03:26

I agree they shouldnt have him on anything but this morning had David Icke on last week another loon imo

Orianne Tue 19-Mar-13 12:05:24

Why is this headline news? It should be reported and frankly I think he should be sacked for saying them but really headline news?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now