Sunday, January 08, 2006


Ex Who member Roger Daltrey has said that Gary Glitter should not be condemned for his predilection for little girls, but should be helped.

Glitter, 61, was last week charged with committing obscene acts with two girls aged 10 and 11. Six years ago he was convicted in Britain of possessing child pornography.

I know how I'd like to help him, but I choose to stay within the laws of a decent society, if your rose tinted glasses are firmly on your nose.

But Daltrey, whose bandmate Pete Townshend was arrested for accessing child porn on the internet in 2003, expressed sympathy for Glitter in an interview with Mojo Magazine.

He said: "It's hard, because as much as I abhor it, I can only as a human being think it must be awful for these people to be trapped in that head ...
"I don't know what the answer is. I don't know if the way we treat it in this society is the right way to treat it

"Can you imagine what it might be like? It's not a choice to them

Everyone has a choice Roger, and everyone knows that it is abhorrent and wrong. Therefore even if you want to, you can think about the effect you're having on the rest of a child's life for a few moments of personal perverted pleasure, not to mention those around them who love them and have to live with the horror, and probably a lifetime's guilt.

Let's face it, if we line up many of these animals, such as the Roman Catholic Priests (if we've enough space to put them), they are not unintelligent or on the fringes of society on the surface.
They are weak and selfish. It is about power, as are all acts of rape.

Daltrey was a staunch defender of Townshend when the guitarist was arrested as part of Operation Ore in 2003.

Townshend was cautioned and had his name placed on the sex offenders' register after admitting once using his credit card to access child pornography, but insisted he was only looking at the site while conducting "research" into child sex abuse.
I wonder if Roger would be so charitable if Gary had got his hands on his daughter?
For Christ's sake lock him up and throw away the key


Blogger Lightning said...

Glitter is one sad mother, he deserves all he gets in my opinion

12:15 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

You go, girl Great post.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Roger B. said...

Do I wanna be in his gang? No thanks!

4:25 PM  
Blogger Kim Ayres said...

Time to invest in a Burdizzo Emasculatone methinks.

10:34 PM  
Blogger The Door Steward said...

Very interesting and serious post Kats, I agree with you. He thinks his money and status will allow him to be above the law - they should do more than lock him up!

2:00 AM  
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2:01 AM  
Blogger Gavin Corder said...

As a parent I find the topic of child abuse almost too difficult to address.

But you keep banging on about it Kats. Someone should. Maybe I'll bite the bullet and have a go.

This has not been a good week in the press, what with convictions for raping 12 week old babies and Registered Sex Offenders being sanctioned by the Government to be PE teachers...

10:47 PM  
Blogger Lightning said...

It is a sad world we seem to inhabit, nothing shocks me any more. Lack of discipline and respect rules OK. It would be great to get back all the old values we had when I was a kid, but alas it seems too late.

12:31 AM  

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