It beggars belief that a TV actor can play the role of a stabbing victim and discuss the grief caused by knife crime… then behave as Asan N’Jie did the other night.
At the plush London venue for the glittering TV Choice awards, the Emmerdale star made bloodcurdling threats to “knife you” and “kill you” to Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas.
N’Jie, who plays Ellis Chapman in the soap opera, had to be escorted out of the Hilton Park Hotel by security staff.
This is intolerable behaviour from someone in the public eye. The actors in soap operas are role models, for young people especially, and too many youngsters are dying in our streets from the brutal use of blades.
This incident cannot be brushed under the carpet. Personal and public apologies from N’Jie must be just the start.
A lot of people find Geoffrey Boycott intolerable and the cricket commentator is too often his own worst enemy.
His dismissal of campaigners questioning his knighthood when he has a criminal conviction for domestic violence is contemptible.
Putting down a women’s rights champion with the words, “I don’t give a toss about her, love” reveals a frightening lack of concern for women who are abused, beaten and sometimes murdered by angry men.
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