A brief moment of reflection brings up names such as Jimmy Saville, Gary Glitter, John Leslie, Timmy Mallet (oh wait that news hasn’t been released yet)* to name but a few and now Stuart Hall.
Is there anyone who wasn’t on the TV in the 1980’s-early 90’s that isn’t a bloody sex pest?
I don’t wish to belittle the horrific crimes that these people may or may not have been involved in, but far too often there are names that I vaguely remember from my childhood that are forced back into the public eye for all the wrong reasons.
Back in good old days of children’s TV we were presented with a seemingly never ending parade of super happy giddy smiling faces of fresh faced talent that were supposed to portray a friendly heart warming distraction from homework and the horrors that puberty would soon bring.
But now, these memories are being stripped away to reveal a thinly veiled sneer of deceit and sexual perversion.
This sort of thing is the norm with politicians. Shock and betrayal go with the job description. But the Stars of the last half of the 20th century are fast becoming their very own evil doppelgängers from an alternate universe.
From sex dungeons, inappropriate touching, un-defendable pictures of things they shouldn’t have pictures of on their laptops all the way up to whatever is that is described as a sex act.
The innocence of my childhood is now marred by the thought of these sick and twisted individuals getting their rocks off to illegal sadistic performances. I can’t even bring myself to imagine what might have happened to Ed the Duck or Gordon the Gopher once the cameras stopped rolling.
Where’s this going to end, I ask myself.
I don’t know.
I just thank the lord above that Rod Hull is no longer with because that guy would more than likely be top of the list. What with his windmill full of kids, one arm up a sock grabbing at everyone’s leg and screaming “SOMEBODY’S AT THE DOOR! SOMEBODY’S AT THE DOOR!” in that way that he did**…
*If it does turn out that Timmy Mallet is a sex pest, just remember you heard it here first.
If he is innocent then I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to him and his lawyers and admit that nobody is more surprised than me.
** You know what I mean!