Liam Gallagher Responds to Son's Assault Trial, Backs "Chaos and Crisps" over Law and Order
"If ya can't steal from your local Tesco's, where can you steal from?"
Published Apr 05, 2022Charming, pensive — these are words. They may or may not apply to Oasis' Liam Gallagher and his latest Twitter rant following the assault trial involving his son Gene (potentially indebted to Gene Simmons?) and Ringo Starr's grandson Sonny Starkey, which was promptly dismissed in court on March 30.
Back in May 2019, the young Gallagher and Starkey, along with model Noah Ponte, were in an altercation in a Tesco Express supermarket in Northern London. They reportedly stole a a gin and tonic drink after the store had stopped serving alcohol and started "windmilling" down the aisles when employees Hiran Rajput and Shvium Patel tried to stop them from leaving, with Ponte allegedly saying: "You bloody Indians. Go back to where you came from, you're not wanted here" [as reported by Consequence].
The three teenagers were charged with racially aggravated assault, affray and theft. In the end, the prosecution dropped the case on the first day of the trial when new video evidence surfaced showing one of the staff initially pushing Starkey, turning the case into a potential matter of self-defence. But the boys, now in their early 20s, were not dismissed from court without getting a stern talking-to from Judge Joanna Greenberg.
"It is hard enough for people running late-night stores without entitled young men thinking they could get what they want by misbehaving, and this is what the two of you did," Judge Greenberg told Gallagher and Starkey [via the Evening Standard].
And it must have struck a nerve with the elder Gallagher, who took to Twitter over the weekend to share his reaction, beginning with a succinct and elegant: "Judge Judy can kiss my arse hole, from one entitled prick to another. As you were."
Naturally, he wasn't satisfied with leaving it there. "Funny thing is, 99 percent of judges are massive CUNTS," the musician wrote, adding: "Asking folks to sit down, stand up, rise? Fuck off with your noncey wig," ending each unpunctuated message with a characteristic (and very British) "LG x."
When a fan responded that he was being "disrespectful" of law and order, Gallagher tweeted the most Gallagher thing imaginable: "Fuck law and order, I'm into chaos and crisps." He is in fact a citizen of his country.
And for his grand finale, his Twitter fingers patriotically strung together words on behalf of the entire nation: "If ya can't steal from your local Tesco's, where can you steal from eh? This country is over."
We may live in a rule-governed society, but the singer-songwriter would decidedly rather spend his time snowed in at a remote pub with an Oasis tribute band.
Read Gallagher's Twitter rant below.
Judge Judy can kiss my arse hole 🕳 from 1 entitled prick to another as you were LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) April 2, 2022
Funny thing is 99 percent of judges are massive CUNTZ LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) April 2, 2022
Asking folk to sit down stand up rise fuck off with your noncey wig LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) April 2, 2022
Fuck law n order I'm into chaos n crisps— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) April 2, 2022
If ya can't steal from your local Tescos where can you steal from eh this country is over LGx— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) April 2, 2022
Gallagher recently teamed up with Dave Grohl on "Everything's Electric" from the former Oasis bandleader's forthcoming album C'MON YOU KNOW, and quite reasonably sided with Taylor Swift following her Damon Albarn songwriting diss.