Jimmy Carr caused a bit of a rucus when he presented an award at tonight’s Brit Awards ceremony.
The British comedian was there to present the gong for Best Video, which had been voted for by Twitter users around the world.
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He started off on a controversial footing when greeting the star studded audience in London’s O2 Arena, saying:
“This is the biggest night of the year….for London’s drug dealers!”
He then turned his attention to X Factor boss Simon Cowell adding:
“Can we take a moment to congratulate Simon Cowell, he has become a father! I bet when he met his son for the first time he said ‘I don’t like you….I love you!'”
But it was his comments about former X Factor winner James Arthur that caused uproar online, as he went on:
“I am presenting the British Video award. It’s voted for by Twitter users so all we know for sure, is that James Arthur won’t have won!”
Jimmy was of course referring to Arthur’s many, many Twitter controversies over the past few months.
He had a very public feud with Matt Cardle, blasted a number of journalists and other celebs, had a run in with One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, got embroiled in a homophobia rap scandal and just last week he was attacked by a model who says she was seedily propositioned by the star.
However James’ fans didn’t take well to the slight and one hit out at the comedian saying:
“jimmy carr I officially hate you what the fudge does James Arthur got to do with your low life haha f*ck you”
“Jimmy Carr can joke about James Arthur, but just wait until next year.. He’s going to take over the brits! <3 @JamesArthur23”
Of course it isn’t the first time that Jimmy has slated James. Just a few months ago he tweeted his followers saying:
“James Arthur has once again apologised to fans for his remarks. Fine James. But where’s the apology for your album?”
People aren’t buying James Arthur’s album because of something he said on Twitter. Did they really need another reason?
— Jimmy Carr (@jimmycarr) November 25, 2013
Carr has his supporters too though and many viewers appreciated the dig it seems.
One tweeted about the comic saying:
“Jimmy Carr getting hate for the truth. Maybe if James Arthur wasn’t such a homophobic and verbally abusive person then would be no jokes”
“But can we discuss Jimmy Carr absolutely owning James Arthur ha ha, one of the best moments of the night !!!”
One Direction star Liam Payne also appreciated the comments, and after the band won the award and had their gong presented by Carr, the Little Things singer turned to the star and laughed:
“Jimmy Carr I am a fan, I am a very big fan. That’s ok.”
No one messes with Louis it seems.
What did you think of the insult? We just hope someone confiscated James’ phone…..for his own sake! Leave your comments below…