Benedict Cumberbatch says 'F*ck The Politicians' in Impassioned Plea Over Refugees

Benedict Cumberbatch Says ‘F*ck The Politicians’ in Impassioned Plea Over Refugees


LONDON — Benedict Cumberbatch made another impassioned speech about the refugee crisis after his performance as Hamlet in the Barbican theatre earlier this week — but this time he used some choice words to blast the British government, saying they’re not doing enough.


He started his post-play soliloquy citing a poem by Somali-British writer Warsan Shire, which he’s read previously in a Save the Children video, before criticising the British government for being an “utter disgrace” and adding in, “fuck the politicians,” which was tweeted by some theatre-goers, the Daily Mail reported.

In his September video for Save the Children, Cumberbatch told refugees, “We see you, we hear you and help is coming.”

There are currently more than 4 million Syrian refugees displaced throughout various countries. The number of global refugees and internally displaced people is at its highest point since World War II.

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

Check Also

Trump Hints at Israel Role in Spy Data He Shared With Russians

Trump Hints at Israel Role in Spy Data He Shared With Russians

President Donald Trump said he never named Israel during an Oval Office conversation with Russian officials in which he reportedly revealed sensitive intelligence gathered by an unidentified U.S. ally...