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To ask, is Jim Davidson really a nice man?

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ashamedmummy11 Wed 29-Jan-14 19:30:04

I was just chatting with OH here and I said I quite liked him on CBB. Apart from a few questionable remarks to Casey he seems a reasonably nice guy. OH reckons he has a bad reputation. Is this true? If so why?

ihatethecold Wed 29-Jan-14 19:30:39

No. He isn't.
Arrogant misogynist.

Dawndonnaagain Wed 29-Jan-14 19:30:50

Because he's a rude, sexist, racist man.

EdithWeston Wed 29-Jan-14 19:32:01

Never met him, so no real idea.

Very bad press about him in previous years.

NCISaddict Wed 29-Jan-14 19:32:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NoIamAngelaHernandez Wed 29-Jan-14 19:32:27

Not in my experience.
( lived in same village)

Sadoldbag Wed 29-Jan-14 19:33:13

What don't you google his chalky routine and oh his views about gays awesome

ravenAK Wed 29-Jan-14 19:36:47

SIL was in a TV series with him 20 years ago. She claims he was absolutely professional & rather nice, & was furious when the press briefly took to door-stepping her after some scandal he'd been involved in.

Based on everything upthread, I think he's probably a twat.

Sadoldbag Wed 29-Jan-14 19:37:46

Sadoldbag Wed 29-Jan-14 19:39:34

I only knew him for the snooker thing then I watched him on the kitchen show and couldn't believe it then googled him and came across his rasicst antics

I am sure most rasicst are personable Some of the time

17leftfeet Wed 29-Jan-14 19:42:41

In his autobiography he admits to beating his now ex wife

So not nice no

ComposHat Wed 29-Jan-14 19:45:17

Even if I didn't know about the wife beating, the racism, the homophobia or his views on people with disabilities, he still comes across as a deeply unpleasant man on celebrity big brother.

dawntigga Wed 29-Jan-14 19:49:40

I know an ex of his sister and he's a wankbadger twunt in my opinion.


dawntigga Wed 29-Jan-14 19:50:30

That should be:

A sister of one of his exes


ArgumentsatChristmas Wed 29-Jan-14 19:51:07

Jim Davidson

Makes sick jokes about disabled people
Really not very funny either

What's to like? Why does this arsehole get the oxygen of publicity?

Here is a list of his choice moments but these are not his worst actually

LightsPlease Wed 29-Jan-14 19:51:42

No but he will probably win. Very fake

DameFanny Wed 29-Jan-14 19:52:47

He's on a very short list of performers not welcome at our local theatre after incidents with female staff, allegedly

ArgumentsatChristmas Wed 29-Jan-14 19:54:08

Oh forgot to mention he was arrested during Operation Yewtree (but they couldn't get anything to stick, unfortunately)

But go ahead - vote for him. The world needs more sexist racist wankers

TheArmadillo Wed 29-Jan-14 19:54:51

Friend's partner worked with him. Friend's partner is black and got vile racist abuse from JD.

Steben Wed 29-Jan-14 19:55:33

He is a rude sexist pig who hides behind self pity and "humour was acceptable back then" - dont be fooled.

ashamedmummy11 Wed 29-Jan-14 19:57:52

Eeek! I think I have fallen for it! That's really not good. Thanks for the replies. I just hadn't heard much about him before. I know he seems a bit sleazy with Casey but I Know Luisa and she's a prick in real life so I kinds agreed with what he was saying to her. I guess that coloured my opinion.

MizK Wed 29-Jan-14 19:58:55

Because of his 'chequered' past, whenever he shows any kindness or vulnerability it's amplified as expectations of him were so low. Judged without any prior knowledge he comes across as a fairly miserable lecherous man, hardly the national treasure he's being made out to be by some!

Juliaparker25 Wed 29-Jan-14 20:02:36

You lot don't live in the real world you?

ComposHat Wed 29-Jan-14 20:06:13

Julia I really don't get your comment.

Why does thinking Jim Davidson is a cunt constitute 'not living in the real world'?

ArgumentsatChristmas Wed 29-Jan-14 20:07:46

I read that comment and it made me feel a bit sad tbh

I'm guessing that in Julia's world, JD is normal.

There are other worlds, all equally real, where people like JD just don't exist.

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