Kathy Burke urges children to ‘be woke’ in passionate rant
Kathy Burke spoke out in an episode of her Channel 4 documentary titled Kathy Burke: Growing Up about the topics that young people care about today. She spoke to a climate activist saying people should be activists and voice their opinions on what they care about. Fans supported her, citing Amanda Holden ‘s recent ‘misuse’ of the term while paying tribute to Paul O’Grady.
She said in the documentary: “I think activism is a part of being young, and it’s important that the young show us what they’re p***ed off about.
“It’s not a fad and it’s not ‘wokeism’, can I just say, that gets on my f***ing nerves.
“They’re calling you ‘woke’ if you call out bad things, basically. If you’re not racist, you’re woke.
“If you’re not homophobic, oh, you’re woke. Be woke, kids. Be woke. Be wide awake and f***ing call it out.”
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Kathy Burke: With Amanda Holden (Image: CHANNEL 4/HEART)
Kathy Burke: The comedian spoke about wokeism (Image: CHANNEL 4)
The clip was shared numerous times on social media with fans taking to Twitter to support the comedian in her view.
A number of fans referenced comments made by Amanda Holden on Heart Radio, who claimed the late Paul O’Grady “was not woke in any way”.
Amanda had said: “Do you know what I loved about him? He was not woke in any way. He had massive opinions on everything, which I love people like that.
“Really really funny, very witty. Everything that came out of his mouth was brilliant.”
Amanda Holden: The radio host paid tribute to Paul O’Grady (Image: HEART)
Viewers were up in arms over the comment, claiming the late presenter and TV personality was “the epitome of woke”.
Bally Singh shared Kathy’s video, saying: “This one’s for @AmandaHolden via @KathyBurke”.
Janette Lightbody slammed: “I’ve just checked out Amanda Holden’s profile! Oh deary me…such a person so full of her own hype and image thinking that’s what counts and that anyone cares!
“Kathy Burke is 100 times the woman she’ll ever be!”
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Paul O’Grady: The star died on March 28 (Image: ITV)
MsM shared: “She needs to have a chat with Amanda Holden.”
Marilyn showed her support for the comedian, saying: “You just got to love her, agree with her or not, she tells it like it is!”
Following Amanda’s tribute to the drag star, listeners took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Louis Barfe said: “I’ve been thinking about that bizarre, clueless Amanda Holden comment about Paul O’Grady not having a woke bone in his body.
“O’Grady was very woke indeed, and a perfect example of how you can be PC and say what the hell you want. He knew what free speech was, and used it.”
Mark Grimshaw said: “When paying tribute to Paul O’Grady on during her Heart breakfast show, Amanda Holden said that he didn’t have a woke bone in his body.
“And I can’t work out whether she doesn’t know what woke means, or simply doesn’t know who Paul O’Grady is.”
However, not all viewers took offence with @andy_bayed defending: “I think she means he wasn’t afraid to offend. Which is fair enough”.
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