The Sex Pistols cause outrage after swearing on live TV

The Sex Pistols cause outrage after swearing on live TV

Have you ever sworn in a meeting at work as a result of a colleague goading you to say something controversial that resulted in national outrage? If you have, you’re not alone. Notorious punk rock group The Sex Pistols caused uproar in 1976 when they appeared on the prime time TV show Today with host…

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Dennis Skinner gets kicked out of the Commons for calling PM ‘Dodgy Dave’

Dennis Skinner gets kicked out of the Commons for calling PM ‘Dodgy Dave’

Have you ever been thrown out of a workplace meeting for insulting the person in charge of your organisation? If you have, you’re not alone. Labour MP Dennis Skinner was thrown out of the Parliament chamber for calling then Prime Minister David Cameron, ‘Dodgy Dave’ over his personal finances back in April 2016. The MP…

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Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross leave rude messages on Andrew Sachs’ voicemail

Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross leave rude messages on Andrew Sachs’ voicemail

Have you ever done something at work that was so reprehensible it sparked over 37,000 complaints to the BBC and outrage in the national press? If you have, you’re not alone. Comedian Russell Brand and TV presenter Jonathan Ross made prank calls to much-loved actor Andrew Sachs’ voicemail that led to controversy back in October…

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Kenny Everett says, “let’s bomb Russia!” at the 1983 Tory party conference

Kenny Everett says, “let’s bomb Russia!” at the 1983 Tory party conference

Have you ever said something after being invited to an industry conference as a keynote speaker that you later wholeheartedly regretted? If you have, you’re not alone. Pioneering British comedian Kenny Everett was invited to the 1983 Tory party conference by the Young Conservatives in an attempt to attract the youth vote. The performer’s friend…

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Kanye West storms the stage during Taylor Swift’s speech at the 2009 VMAs

Kanye West storms the stage during Taylor Swift’s speech at the 2009 VMAs

Have you ever stormed the stage at an industry awards dinner and told the shocked audience of your professional peers that the person collecting the respective award shouldn’t really have won? If you have, you are not alone. Kanye West stormed the stage and took the microphone from Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMA awards….

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David Cameron gets caught saying people from Yorkshire hate each other

David Cameron gets caught saying people from Yorkshire hate each other

Have you ever been caught making disparaging remarks about clients just before doing a presentation in front of the very clients you’ve been talking about? If so, fear not because you are not alone. Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron was caught saying that people from Yorkshire hate each other whilst rehearsing for a speech…

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Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev punches a rival businessman on live TV

Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev punches a rival businessman on live TV

Have you ever felt compelled to punch a business rival whilst appearing on a speaking panel because he or she intimated that they were going to hit you first? If you have, you are not alone. Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev, owner of the London Evening Standard newspaper, knocked property developer Sergei Polonsky from a chair…

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Julius Malema ejected from the South African parliament for disrupting proceedings

Julius Malema ejected from the South African parliament for disrupting proceedings

Have you ever been thrown out of a workplace meeting for questioning the conduct of senior management? If you have, you’re not alone. Julius Malema and fellow members of South Africa’s radical left wing Economic Freedom Fighter Party (EFF) were ejected from the South African parliament before State President Jacob Zuma was scheduled to make…

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Shaun Ryder gets banned from Channel 4 for swearing

Shaun Ryder gets banned from Channel 4 for swearing

Have you ever been banned from the office because of your use of foul language? If you have, don’t worry because you’re not alone. The Chris Evans fronted 90s TV show TFI Friday courted controversy as a result of an expletive ridden performance by former Black Grape and Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder. TFI Friday…

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Shabba Ranks advocates the crucifixion of gay people on ‘90s TV show ‘The Word’

Shabba Ranks advocates the crucifixion of gay people on ‘90s TV show ‘The Word’

Have you ever had to work with somebody that expressed views that were so bigoted you found it impossible to work with them without having a serious argument? If you have, then you’re not alone. Mark Lamarr, co-presenter of iconic ‘90s TV show ‘The Word’ was so incensed by the shocking views expressed by Reggae…

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