Asking Freddie Starr's Fans About Those Child Abuse Allegations
Jimmy Savile, the late, gaudily-attired TV presenter, was accused last week of abusing children throughout his career, something that many sources have since revealed was somewhat of an open secret at the BBC during the 70s. The story is currently acting as a kind of sodomitic black hole, threatening to suck every light entertainer of the era into a gaping pit of sexual unpleasantness.
The latest allegation, which emerged after a gagging order was dropped by a London court, accused bad joke teller and notorious hamster worrier Freddie Starr of attempting to grope a 14-year-old girl in Jimmy Savile's dressing room. At the same time, it is alleged that convicted paedophile Gary Glitter was abusing another girl in an alcove. A triumvirate of gross, sexual nastiness that would make anyone with a working brain shudder to the point of passing out.
We saw that Freddie was playing a gig at the Wolverhampton Civic this Friday night just gone, so we thought we'd have a chat with some of his fans in the queue to see if they felt, y'know, MASSIVELY WEIRDED OUT about the whole situation.
Wendy, 22 (left) and Tracey, 28, from Wolverhampton.
VICE: What made you come out to see Freddie tonight?
Wendy: We came 'cause he’s funny.
Tracey: Oh yeah – we love the cunt!
Why do you love him?
He’s got those little, babby feet and his big belly.
Wendy: We love the big belly.
Do you think he’s sexy?
Tracey: Oh yeah, I love that tight wobbly arse. I want him to wobble me tonight.
You know it's alleged that he might have been involved in a sex scandal with Jimmy Savile and a minor?
With a minor? Well, I’ve got my whip on me, so I’ll be whipping him after the show.
Does that affect your opinion of him at all?
Yeah, I didn’t think he was that kind of person. We ain't going in now, Freddie. Fuck you! We’re going back home, you child-molesting cunt!
Tony, 56, from Halesowen.
What do you think of this underage girl scandal that’s just come out about Freddie?
Tony: I didn't know about it until now, but nope, I don't believe it.
You don't think he'd do something like that?
No, he’s Freddie Starr, isn’t he? He’s just superb; he’s not that kind of guy.
If he had been involved, would you feel bad about coming tonight?
Well, it all depends on how young the girl was. If she was 15, which is only one year under, that would be alright. Any younger and I think I'd have reservations.
What about 14?
Well, some of these girls look 21 when they're only 14. It depends.
So, 13 and upwards, maybe?
Yeah, he's only 69, so I suppose 13 would be fine. As long as she looks 15, that is.
Steve, 30 and Angie, 34, from Birmingham.
Hi guys. What do you think of all these Jimmy Savile allegations?
Steve: Well, it’s like when all that stuff came out about Gary Glitter. You just think, why now? Why leave it so long? One person comes out and then they all come out the woodwork. I think it’s just a load of bollocks, to be honest with you.
What about the suggestion that Freddie Starr was involved, too?
Angie: To be honest, I’ve not seen it in the news, but my friend was texting me, worried the show was gonna be cancelled.
Does that make you feel embarrassed about being here tonight?
Steve: Not really, no. At the end of the day, he’s not been done for anything.
Angie: Without being rude, we still had tickets to see Michael Jackson.
Steve: Yeah. To be fair, we did.
Angie: A performer's a performer.
Do you think a performer having sex with a child should put you off wanting to see that performer?
See, this is what’s difficult. Because, in real life, you’d want to kill them.
Steve: But, at the end of the day, it's not been proved. Like I say, we were gonna go and see Michael Jackson twice, so it didn’t put me off that time. There’s a fine line, though, and you have to think, well “How many times?” and “What have you done, exactly?”
So there's a limit to how many times you can have sex with a child?
Once is enough, to be fair.
Maddy, 52 (left) and Jill, 54, from Wolverhampton.
What do you think about this Jimmy Savile scandal?
Jill: Oh, I think it’s terrible that he’s not here to defend himself, but he’s always been a bit sus'. I always thought he looked like a bit of a letch, then I saw that bit on Top of the Pops where he was having a bit of a fondle with Coleen Nolan and I thought something was up.
Do you think his hair added to the paedophile vibe at all?
No, I think it’s more his lips than anything.
You wouldn’t like those lips on you?
I wouldn’t like those lips anywhere near me, thank you very much.
Did you know Freddie’s been implicated in a similar scandal?
It’s like a can of worms, isn't it? One jumps out so they're all jumping out now. I wouldn't put Freddie in there with Gary Glitter and Jimmy Savile, though.
Is that because he's better dressed? Does dress sense have a direct correlation with paedophilia?
Oh god, no! Does somebody write these questions for you?
Nope, unfortunately the world does.