Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher has been accused of homophobia after “batty boy” tweet.
Liam Gallagher is facing tough criticism after a homophobic tweet was sent from his Twitter account, in which he used a gay slur to describe the behaviour of Russian football supporters.
Gallagher, 43, criticised Russian hooligans for wearing bum bags and having “batty boy” muscles.
He went on to say that he’d be more worried about having his “arse pinched”.
The tweet was in reference to the hooliganism which has marred the Euro 2016 football championship.
The homophobic slur has been criticised after it was posted just days after the Orlando gay night club massacre, which left 49 people dead.
In the tweet the former Oasis singer said,
“Russian hooligans skintight shorts bumbags batty boy muscles ha ha I’d be more worried bout getting me arse pinched LG X”
The tweet has been retweeted nearly 9,000 times and has been liked by 9,200 Twitter users.
He later seemingly apologised for his tweet saying,
“If I’ve upset anybody with my tweets I apologise that includes you RKID as you were LG x”
Former Queer As Folk and Corrie star Antony Cotton blasted the singer saying that in light of the Pulse Massacre the tweet was insensitive and “ugly”.
— Antony Cotton (@antonycotton) June 16, 2016
Gaydio DJ Phil Marriot called the singer a “disgrace”.