Liam Gallagher has been in the public eye for more than 20 years now, and at this point, none of us should really be surprised that he would tweet a homophobic slur at Russian soccer fans. Indeed, that seems like the most Liam Gallagher thing that he could possibly do. Instead, perhaps we should be relieved that Liam Gallagher has finally gained the self-awareness to realize that he shouldn’t tweet a homophobic slur at Russian soccer fans and that he has apologized for it. That is slow but real progress!
As Pitchfork reports, Gallagher yesterday commented on mass violence between English and Russian soccer fans after the two teams played each other in the Euro 2016 tournament. This was his initial, since-deleted comment: “Russian hooligans skintight shorts bumbags batty boy muscles ha ha. I’d be more worried bout getting me arse pinched.” But after that tweet, Gallagher apparently faced the wrath of many, possibly including his brother Noel, who he refers to on twitter as “RKID” for some reason. Here is his feeble apology:
If I've upset anybody with my tweets I apologise that includes you RKID as you were LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) June 16, 2016
Again, for posterity: If you include “if this offended you” in an apology, it is not a real apology.