Joe Lycett shreds £10,000 over Beckham’s Qatar World Cup deal

Joe Lycett shreds £10,000 over Beckham’s Qatar World Cup deal

Mr Lycett, 34, had pledged to donate the money to LGBTQ+ charities if the previous England worldwide pulled out of his rumoured £10million deal with Qatar. If he didn’t, he said he would shred the money.

Homosexuality stays unlawful in Qatar and is punishable by up to seven years in jail.

The comedian has now posted footage on social media of him shredding £10,000 after Mr Beckham remained a model ambassador for the match.

In the video, the Birmingham-born comic locations enormous piles of money right into a shredder whereas wearing a rainbow-layered tulle outfit. It isn’t clear if the banknotes have been actual.

In a earlier video, the comic told the footballer: “If you end your relationship with Qatar, I will donate ten grand of my own money (that’s a grand for every million you’re reportedly getting) to charities that support queer people in football.

“However, if you do not I will throw the money into a shredder at midday next Sunday, just before the opening ceremony of the World Cup and stream it right here.

“Not just the money, but also your status as gay icon will be shredded.”

Beckham is but to publicly acknowledge or reply to the comedian.

The stunt sparked a combined response from fans. One wrote: “For the people missing the point. It’s Joe’s money. If he’d have bought a watch or a car we wouldn’t have cared.

“The point isn’t about him shredding money, it’s about highlighting the issues with celebrities taking far greater sums from a country with an awful human rights record”.

However, others criticised the star for shredding huge sums of money throughout a cost of residing disaster.

Former tradition secretary Nadine Dorries took to Twitter simply hours before the stunt to urge the star to rethink.

Ms Dorries wrote: “Shredding £10k will earn Joe Lycett far more than it will cost him and is in effect a paid-for publicity stunt which has worked.

“Job done. No-one will think any worse of him now if he changes his mind at the last minute and donates it to a homeless shelter in time for Christmas.”

Another Twitter person wrote: “While I admire the point you’re trying to make, I do hope you didn’t really shred ten grand because it could’ve been used to feed so many people in need or heat their homes.”

Source:standard.co.uk

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