Stephen Green in Viz

Stephen Green, the zany homophobic fundamentalist leader of Christian Voice (just google “ignorant bigots”), has made another appearance in the satirical comic Viz.

Jumping on the wallchart bandwagon started by the Guardian a few months back, Viz has produced a double-page illustrated guide to “Arseholes and Twats of the British Isles”. Our Stephen is right in the middle, sandwiched between Bernard Manning and Russell Brand, with John McCririck at his feet.

Unfortunately, Viz does not specify whether Green is an arsehole or a twat, although evidence points towards him being both. His cancer charity blackmailing episode, his rejoicing at the “purity” brought to New Orleans by hurricane Katrina, and his impertinent attempts to prevent the paying public from seeing a wonderfully entertaining musical all qualify him as an arsehole. The fact that he believes wholeheartedly in arrant nonsense, and that he appears to be completely lacking in self-awareness both point to him being a twat.

However, if to qualify for inclusion in Viz’s chart it is necessary to be both an arsehole and a twat, then one could legitimately question a number of their decisions. Nicky Campbell, for example, may be an arsehole, but he’s not really much of a twat; and Germaine Greer is probably a twat, but it would be unfair to call her an arsehole.

Viz needs to clarify its criteria if it wants to be taken seriously as a wallchart publisher.

13 Responses to “Stephen Green in Viz”

  1. Steve says:

    I agree Nicky Campbell may be an arsehole, but he’s not really much of a twat. But Germaine Greer: shite comes out of arseholes and I have heard her spouting a lot of shite.

    I would proffer that she is indeed both and could easily be included on the wallchart. She gives Aussies a bad name.

  2. Germaine Greer was on one of those dreadful Channel Four ‘transgressive’ documentaries last night, this time about celebrity sex tapes. She was rattling on and on about how no-one knew how to suck cock and Tonya Harding’s breasts were repulsive. Erm, hooray for feminism, eh?

  3. Shaun Hollingworth says:

    Why is Russell Brand there ? He might be a bit strange, but is he that bad ?

  4. Andrew Nixon says:

    I can’t stand the guy. He claims to be a comedian, but I don’t think he’s ever made me laugh. Perhaps not an arsehole, but definitely a twat.

  5. I’ve got to say, I really do think Russell Brand is the single worst comedian I have ever seen. A marketable persona + edgy, tabloid-friendly image + armfuls of catchphrases – any jokes or amusing observations whatsoever = modern British comedy in a nutshell.

  6. Marc Draco says:

    Jeez Graham – have you seen Tonya Harding recently… the whole fucking vista is repulsive!

  7. Andy Gilmour says:

    Russell Brand is ultimate proof that a conspicuous absence of any sort of identifiable talent, except perhaps for shouting loudly for prolonged periods, is no handicap when it comes to the “entertainment” industry.

    We are clearly not his target audience. I’d suggest that’s because we have a reasonable number of functioning braincells, but who knows…?

    Russell Brand – arsehole AND twat. Absolutely.


  8. Andy – that’s it! Fight the power! And by “power” in this instance I mean Time Our magazine.

    Marc – no argument there. Can you imagine what Greer would be like if a man had made those comments on that show, though? The resulting nuclear explosion would be visible from space.

  9. Nick says:

    About 10 years ago, I was taken to Mannings’ Embassy Club in Manchester and although I think he is a bigoted arse hole and a racist twat, I must admit , I did laugh a bit and I’ve felt a bit grubby inside ever since

  10. Simon Icke says:

    Your foul mouth rantings say everything about you and your web site!

    Very sad people!

  11. Marc Draco says:

    Hey, you’re dead right there, Graham!

    As for Brand, I thought when Rod Stewart outed him at that awards ceremony was priceless. I wish I’d taped it.

    Simon Icke: any relation to David “I see lizard headed aliens all over the place” Icke?

    We’re not sad Simon, we’re having a fucking ball mate! 😉 Everyone needs a place to kick back. Live a little. Life’s too short – and it’ll be shorter still if Dubya and co. get their way.

  12. martyn says:

    Marc, do you mean the awards ceremony when Bob Geldof called him a cunt?

  13. Nick says:

    Simon Icke
    I wouldn’t do this for every one but for you I’ll make an exception:-
    There, free speech also comes with free comment.