The comedian replies to a report concerning his performances in Qatar which has motivated cases of “hypocrisy”. Last month, Lycett intimidated to destroy ₤ 10,000 of his very own cash unless Beckham pulled out of a manage the Globe Cup host, where homosexuality is prohibited.

Comic Joe Lycett has responded to records that he previously executed in Qatar following his objection of David Beckham’s operate in the Gulf state.

The stand-up had intimidated to damage ₤ 10,000 of his own cash last month unless the previous England footballer pulled out of his documented ₤ 10m handle the Globe Mug host, where homosexuality is prohibited.

On Wednesday, Lycett sarcastically tweeted that he has actually been “caught out” by The Sun paper after it released a tale saying he executed in Doha a few years ago.

David Beckham  in the stands before the FIFA World Cup Group B match at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha
The comic had formerly discussed his gigs around Dubai, Abu Dhabi as well as Qatar in his autobiography, published in 2016.

Lycett wrote: “Oops! I’ve been captured out by The Sun!

” I did 2 gigs in Doha in 2015 and maintained it entirely secret by covering it in my own publication and also discussing it in several meetings including with the NY Times!

” If you’re interested, I was paid a couple of hundred quid (not by Qatar however by UK funny promoters) however it was 2015 which went a whole lot further back then.

” I believe that if a prominent comic from those days (eg Shane Ritchie) had actually shredded a few hundred quid to encourage me not to go, it would certainly have made a distinction. However who can state?

” I do not have the ideal hindsight and clean principles of, to pick a totally random example, The Sun newspaper.”

In a tweet to Lycett, broadcaster Piers Morgan wrote: “( The) trouble is you made a decision to assign on your own the great outraged halo-clad moralist over Qatar re Beckham & LGBT rights however you were paid to show up there too.

” Condemning the media for revealing your hypocrisy is a bit pitiful.”

Beckham did not reply to Lycett’s risk to damage ₤ 10,000, prompting the comedian to show up to shred the money on an online stream.

He later exposed that the money was phony and declared he contributed the amount to LGBT+ charities.

The feat highlighted worries concerning the World Cup being organized in a country where same-sex partnerships can be culpable by 7 years in prison.

Qatar has been criticised for its legislations as well as mindsets in the direction of migrant employees and the LGBT+ communities.

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Last Updated: 21 December 2022