Tuesday, June 27, 2006

ROBBIE WILLIAMS IS NOT WELL LOVED BY EITHER OUR AMERICAN OR GERMAN COUSINS

A great email from Russ C points out that Robbie Williams has been so poorly received by America that a New York Times piece on David Beckham had to explain that:

(Williams is an English pop singer.)

What's even better about this is that the explanation comes at the end of a section talking about the attack on Beckham's family by Bild, the German tabloid. We'd read about this before, but one detail had been left out by the British reports we'd seen:

The article also accused Beckham's mother of being a "Robbie Williams fan" with the smile of a peasant.

In other words: Germans, reaching for insults, will throw "lardy" and "dwarf children" about, and see enjoying the music of Williams as being on a par with that.

We love Germany.


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