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.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Tue 19-Mar-13 20:47:17

Has his Twitter page disappeared?

FoofFighter Tue 19-Mar-13 20:58:11

Didn't Jim Davidson also speak out last year in a similar vein (re the groupies)... shortly before he was arrested for offences....?

grimbletart Tue 19-Mar-13 20:58:31

He was on Sky News tonight trying to say that he didn't really mean that, then said the same thing in different words again. Then he apologised and then he said that what was acceptable 20 years ago is not acceptable now. Child abuse acceptable 20 years ago? I don't think so.

Message to Roache. When you're in a hole, just stop digging. Admit you are a totally prat whose head has been taken over by some reincarnation guff and get off our screens.

Darkesteyes Tue 19-Mar-13 20:58:39

I bet the Corrie producers have their heads in their hands today. What with him and Le Vell.

Vile vile comments.

Im bloody glad i dont work in the Corrie PR dept.

hellsbells76 Tue 19-Mar-13 20:59:52

Max Clifford did, shortly before he got the dawn knock...

Wishiwasanheiress Tue 19-Mar-13 21:35:34

Frankly makes me wonder if he has tendencies this way if he's so ready to deeply understand in a way that feels so abhorrent. I doubt he does, these days we would know(!) but makes u pause doesn't it? Yukky yuk yuk

Fanjounchained Tue 19-Mar-13 23:52:41

2rebecca exactly what you said. I agree, he is only an actor and therefore his opinion is of no more value than your average 80+ yr old in the street. However your average 80+ yr old in the street (with very strange views) isn't given access to the press and media to spout utter shite to anyone that may listen and think "actually, has this old guy got a point....?"

Dawndonna Wed 20-Mar-13 07:31:58

Age, very obviously, doesn't necessarily bring wisdom.

Badvoc Wed 20-Mar-13 07:36:26

Is there a petition to get him sacked?
There should be angry

HollyBerryBush Wed 20-Mar-13 07:37:14

He's a Druid. Druids believe in reincarnation. Therefore, according to his belief system, what has gone in a past life has impact in a future life.

Not necessarily my way of thinking, but you'd be hard pressed to be telling mainstream religions that do believe in reincarnation, ie most of the Indian sub continent en mass that their belief system is a pile of shite.

ArtVandelay Wed 20-Mar-13 08:50:28

Hmmmm... Defending Sex offenders? Are your worried about something Bill? Slimey rat, hope you get killed off (in the soap, not real life!)

2rebecca Wed 20-Mar-13 09:53:14

I agree with Holly. Some people do believe in karma. If you believe in Karma then you do believe that bad things happen to people because of stuff from past lives. This is one of the reasons the caste system survived in India for so long, poor people were poor because of past sins, don't try and make them equal, just give them some money and that helps your karma.
Yes, as an atheist I think it's a load of twaddle, but lots of people believe in twaddle and religious tolerance means not trying to do the modern equivalent of stoning every time someone's belief system conflicts with yours.
You deal with this sort of thing by discussion and argument, not trying to get the guy banned and heaping a load of abuse on him.

fragglemama Wed 20-Mar-13 10:31:20

The "pure love" comment reminded me very much of the "legitimate rape" line.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dublindee Wed 20-Mar-13 16:33:33

People using his age as an excuse is just not on quite frankly.
In my opinion the older you are the longer you've had to learn right from wrong, how to conduct yourself and deal with other people.

He needs to apologise unreservedly for the hurt and anger caused by his ill-advised comments and then feck off back under his rock. Horrible man

CPtart Wed 20-Mar-13 16:51:50

He's so far up his own arse this man it's untrue. All that Coronation Street legend stuff has gone to his head!

EldritchCleavage Wed 20-Mar-13 16:58:37

Agree age is no excuse. Some of my oldest rellies were born in the 19th century, no way they'd have come out with this nonsense. Child abuse has never been acceptable. It may have been ignored, and the victims stigmatised, but for heaven's sake, it's never been acceptable.

And if you believe in karma, reincarnation etc, you ought to be better able to explain it than Bill Roache has managed to do.

anapitt Thu 06-Feb-14 22:35:13

old thread but op you need to hang your head and apologise. the man is innocent

lilyaldrin Thu 06-Feb-14 22:37:11

He's not innocent of holding those opinions anapitt.

NinjaBunny Thu 06-Feb-14 22:40:36

Wow.

So is he saying he's guilty, then?

sad

lilyaldrin Thu 06-Feb-14 22:43:33

That article was published a couple of months before he was arrested NinjaBunny - presumably when he said those things he never thought he was at risk of being accused himself...

anapitt Thu 06-Feb-14 22:46:14

the man is innocent

YoureBeingASillyBilly Thu 06-Feb-14 22:46:22

a not guilty verdict isn't the same as being innocent anapitt

RandyRudolf Thu 06-Feb-14 22:46:39

Zombie thread?

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