Clown objects to calling Brexit politicians as 'clown', says it demeans his profession
London, Dec 29: As politics in Britain over the Brexit conundrum continues to take further plunge and people deride the political leadership over the mess-up as "clowns", the real 'clowns' are upset over the comparison feeling that their act is being insulted through such analogy. Recently, David Konyot, an award-winning international musical clown, got so miffed with the Guardian newspaper using the word 'clown' to define the chaos that it wrote to its 'Letters to the editor' section arguing that it is not right to use the term to describe parliamentary of other forms of chaotic behaviour.
"The constant use of the word 'circus' in the press to denote a mess or bad behaviour is also distasteful," Konyot wrote, taking offence that it only maligns his profession and the work of art.
"Unlike the comparison, the press constantly draws, a clown or indeed a circus must be orderly and efficient to work properly. And in the case of a circus, it takes teamwork - which is the opposite of the impression the press gives," the Norfolk-based artiste said.
"Please, could the fourth estate find other words to describe political behaviour."
Konyot wrote in response to a December 21 article in the newspaper that headlined on an article on the Brexit imbroglio: "Our elders are supposed to be older and wiser. But not these Brexit clowns"
The social media reacted to the letter that Konyot wrote and people supported the clown's reasoning saying there was little that the politicians shared with clowns who actually make things full of fun and happiness.
Here are some of the reactions to Konyot's letter on Twitter:
Perfect summation of the year in politics. https://t.co/Puyx8MG3go— Celeste Headlee (@CelesteHeadlee) December 27, 2018
You know it’s bad when clowns are disassociating themselves from you 🤣🤣 https://t.co/iExpbarKrx— Guillermina (@guillermina94) December 27, 2018
Brexit/parliament so ludicrously bad that actual clowns are taking umbrage at the clown/circus related similies. https://t.co/vWyRFJAvxb— Tom Crane (@tommyztone) December 27, 2018
To compare British politicians to clowns is deeply offensive - to those in the honourable profession of clowning.— Phil Baty (@Phil_Baty) December 27, 2018
Letter of the year in today’s Guardian. #BrexitChaos #brexitshambles #brexit pic.twitter.com/r86HSWMJqT