Firth Blasts 'Ignorant And Embarrassed' Britons

Actor COLIN FIRTH has blamed British "embarrassment" for his countrymen's trademark indifference towards strangers. The BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY star accuses his fellow citizens of turning a blind eye to bad behaviour, homeless people and suspicious packages. Firth made his comments after filming a scene for British TV show BORN EQUAL, in which he shouted aggressively at a co-star in front of passers-by - but he was shocked when nobody intervened. Firth says, "People don't want to get involved. I think it's embarrassment, which is a British quality. "I remember (comedian) BEN ELTON joking about an unattended package on the Tube, saying people would probably sit there hoping it would go off rather than face the embarrassment of asking if it belonged to anyone."


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