Actor John Rhys-Davies criticised for shouting 'oh, woman' at Caroline Lucas during Question Time debate

Greg Evans
Friday 26 April 2019 08:30
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Remember Gimli the Dwarf from Lord of the Rings? Well, now he appears to be a Brexiteer, Donald Trump supporter and angry mansplainer. Disappointed, right?

Welsh actor, John Rhys-Davies, who also starred in Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Princess Diaries 2 and Cyborg Cop, can now add a rather embarrassing appearance on Question Time to his IMDB profile.

On Thursday evening, the 74-year-old made several wild statements on the BBC show, including accusing politicians of betraying democracy and blaming the size of the population on pollution.

However, when the subject moved on to Donald Trump and his planned state visit in June, Rhys-Davies' tone turned quite nasty especially when he was challenged by Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas.

Rhys-Davies began by praising the current president, claiming that he 'represents the American people' before Lucas cut in and correctly pointed out that Trump didn't win the popular vote in 2016.

The actor then shouted at Lucas, slamming his hands on the desk and attempting to belittle her by asking if she had ever read the works of American author Kenneth Harrow.

Oh woman! Do you not...

Have you not read Kenneth Harrow and the Arrow's theorem?

Any system has its problems.

Rhys-Davies' explosive reaction to Lucas's perfectly valid point has been heavily criticised on social media for his behaviour towards the MP.

His interaction with Lucas wasn't the only thing that Rhys-Davies was criticised for.

Our commiserations to whoever thought booking Rhys-Davies on Question Time was a good idea.

HT The Poke

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