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.

WorraLiberty Tue 19-Mar-13 12:11:27

He's a total fucking twat who thinks his dogs are psychics.

Total twat who is losing the plot.

mrsjay Tue 19-Mar-13 12:13:48

If that was ny 80 ur old dad ranting away like that I would be concerned

AnyFucker Tue 19-Mar-13 12:19:08

I suspect he is doing some damage limitation and making a pre emptive strike.

Expect some "unfounded allegations" to appear soon.

Feminine Tue 19-Mar-13 12:19:27

He has very youthful hair.

It makes him look younger and therefore more credible.

If he looked typically 80, everyone would have backed off ages ago!

Very little air time I suspect.

AnyFucker Tue 19-Mar-13 12:19:51

He should keep talking though, because he is talking himself out of a job.

Stupid old fool

MarmaladeTwatkins Tue 19-Mar-13 12:23:11

Am LOLing at "youthful hair" grin I reckon he uses a tin of Elnett A DAY on that barnet.

Was shocked to read he is 80, though. Didn't have him down as being that old.

mrsjay Tue 19-Mar-13 12:26:56

It is the youthful hair that did it grin

WallyBantersJunkBox Tue 19-Mar-13 12:28:46

Perhaps he's trying to get sacked, being all old n knackered n that.......

ItsAllTLAsToMe Tue 19-Mar-13 12:29:13

This is awful, how ridiculous and hurtful / upsetting to victims of sexual abuse.

Who should we complain to? There are so many avenues of communication now (letter, email, FB, Twitter etc.), but which should we be using, and who to?

Feminine Tue 19-Mar-13 12:30:23

If he sat there wearing tartan slippers and a flat cap

folk wold have zoned out long ago.

it is the youthful hair I tell you! grin

mrsjay Tue 19-Mar-13 12:31:31

it is the youthful hair I tell you!

It is it is grin

EldritchCleavage Tue 19-Mar-13 13:01:11

Well, grim though his remarks are (and I question why on earth he is making them) I am pleased and relieved we can now write him off as a weirdo and a shit and ignore him completely from now on.

dublindee Tue 19-Mar-13 13:28:16

It's rare to see AIBU being so unanimous :D

But sad and angry it's over this.

Sexual abuse is NEVER the victims' fault.
He is a horrible old git (who I've always thought had a shifty look about him!) spouting verbal diarrhoea.

I hope he gets sacked I really truly do.

https://twitter.com/WilliamRoache1/lists Feel free to tweet him I have!!

Enigmosaurus Tue 19-Mar-13 13:31:27

He's now issued an apology

Horrible things to say. Wonder if he could have Alzheimer's or something? Hard to believe he is 80.

Sparklingbrook Tue 19-Mar-13 13:32:48

The apology is as crap as the comments. Sorry for any offence caused blah, blah.

Sorry him here

LemonPeculiarJones Tue 19-Mar-13 13:40:04

He should be fired immediately. Disgusting fool.

piratecat Tue 19-Mar-13 13:43:28

what a gross man.

SallyCinnamonandNutmeg Tue 19-Mar-13 13:45:55

Just watching this story on ITV News....he is absolutely bonkers & ridiculous. Agree hope Corrie get rid of him soon.

EldritchCleavage Tue 19-Mar-13 13:46:31

Full of 'if's, that apology, isn't it?

He apologises IF anything he said caused ANY offence.

Why can't he just apologise for the FACT that what he said HAS caused widespread offence? It wasn't 'misunderstood', what he said was quite plain.

Evasive and disingenuous.

piratecat Tue 19-Mar-13 13:50:45

how can there be any other meaning to what he said other than WHAT HE SAID.

It's what he believes. eurgh. shame shame shame on him. what a twat.

manticlimactic Tue 19-Mar-13 13:52:13

What does he mean by 'you are pure love' ? confused

shesariver Tue 19-Mar-13 13:52:38

No sensible people will give him or his views any head room

I work with adults who have been sexually abused as children and a large part of my job is helping them deal with the feeling that it was somehow their fault and that they deserved it. So for someone like them seeing this headline about "bringing it on themselves" could further enhance these existing feelings and set back therapy, so its not just a question of people giving his views headroom. So completely out of order.

Is it just me or is anyone expecting some girls to pop out of the woodwork and claim he has been a letch and duped them into underage sex? it sounds exactly like he is pre-empting some claims and is preparing his argument...

He is a massive arse IMO

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