Before his South Park quote brought him international exposure, John Beyer had displayed his incisive intellect by revealing his latest complaint to Ofcom. George Michael, in an interview on the South Bank Show to be aired next Tuesday at 10pm, explained to Melvin Bragg how smoking cannabis has helped him.
Beyer is outraged:
Anything that normalises that sort of drug abuse is wrong.
I have sent in a complaint to Ofcom because George Michael was shown on Sky News today. By showing it, drug abuse was being glamorised.
Ofcom will reject this preposterous complaint, which suggests that positive opinions about drug use must not be expressed by interviewees at any time of the day. Beyer will then take the opportunity to criticise Ofcom as being a toothless, industry-serving organisation which is “out of touch” with public opinion. Just watch.