Former Take That star Robbie Williams has come under fire from anti-extremism groups after reportedly expressing his fondness for controversial British conspiracy theorist David Icke.
The former sports broadcaster has made a name for himself in the U.K. for his bizarre theories, claiming the world is governed by lizards, and his videos promoting notions about the COVID-19 virus have recently been removed from Facebook.
However, according to Britain’s Daily Star newspaper, Williams is a fan, and has been quoted as saying, “I’ve met David quite a few times, I like him, I like his message, I like what he’s got to say.”
A representative of U.K. anti-extremism group Hope Not Hate, who has led calls for Icke to be banned from social media for stirring up anti-Semitic conspiracies and false COVID-19 theories, has slammed the singer for his supportive comments.
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