Robbie Williams is in the dog house for punching a pensioner in the face. Well, sort of. In his video for new UK chart-topping video ‘Candy’, the 38 year-old singer is seen giving an old woman a punch.
Williams made light of the video in an interview with Graham Norton, according to The Sun. Norton asked Williams ''That's quite a shocking image isn't it?'' to which Robbie replied: ''It is, isn't it. They wanted me to kick a dog and I'm an animal lover, so I was just not having that.” Then he added "Then they said: 'Punch a pensioner' and I was like: 'Yeah, I'm in.'" He’ll never grow up.
National Pensioners Convention general secretary Dot Gibson commented on Williams’ words: ''Celebrities should think twice before making ageist comments which seem to imply that pensioners should be treated in a degrading way. 'Elder abuse is a serious issue and needs to be tackled rather than seen as a bit of a joke. We need to be uniting the generations, not suggesting that they are different. Pensioners are just young people who grew older.''
A representative for Robbie has since said: ''Robbie Williams does not condone violence in any way; the plot for this particular video did involve some aggressive scenes but they in no way reflect his views on violence in real life. He was playing a particular role in the video." See what you think, watch the video below: