Liam Gallagher has condemned Rishi Sunak for appearing to suggest that those in music and the arts should find other jobs.
The singer responded to a misconstrued comment by Rishi Sunak with a string of sweary tweets.
Gallagher was reacting to a now-deleted ITV News tweet which implied that Sunak thought unemployed arts workers should retrain.
In a later tweet, ITV News clarified that the chancellor of the exchequer was referring to those in “all walks of life”.
But, regardless, Gallagher was still furious.
In his expletive-laden rant, Gallagher referred to Sunak as a “little TURD” and the government as “dopes”.
He then urged government ministers to “retrain” and referred to them as a “shower of c***s”.
In one tweet to his 3.4m followers, Gallagher wrote:
So the dopes in gov telling musicians and people in arts to retrain and get another job what and become massive c***s like you nah yer alright c’mon you know LG x
In another, he said:
This country would be beyond w**k if it wasn’t for the arts and the music and football show a bit of respect you little TURD cmon you know LG x
The former Oasis singer wasn’t the only celeb to condemn Sunak.
Jermain Jackson, Sue Perkins, Tim Burgess and Ian Rankin also criticised the chancellor.
The arts contribute in the region of 10 billion a year to our economy. The people who work in it have already trained long and hard, thank you. This is shameful.
Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess commented:
Maybe some MPs should retrain, as they aren’t really doing their job anyway.
Ian Rankin said:
Without the arts, our lives are impoverished. This is nuts.
While other celebrities offered stern words, it’s safe to say that none were quite as explicit as Gallagher’s.