Saturday, July 23, 2011

Famous people being pelted with odd stuffs...

19 July 2011: Rupert Murdoch was pelted with a white substance during his appearance before MPs. The hearing was suspended as a man wearing a checked shirt with what appeared to be foam splashed across his face was detained by police. Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi, who had sat behind her husband throughout his appearance before the select committee, appeared to strike back at the assailant in defence of her husband. As the man was being led away in handcuffs escorted by a single police officer, he refused to give his name, saying: "As Mr Murdoch himself said, I'm afraid I cannot comment on an ongoing police investigation." He was later named on Twitter as Jonnie Marbles. Marbles, who describes himself as an activist and comedian, wrote on the website just before the incident: "It is a far better thing that I do now than I have ever done before #splat."


21 April 2010: Left: A piece of egg shell can be seen on David Cameron's back as he leaves Cornwall College Saltash. Right: A police officer wipes egg off his jacket after the Conservative Party leader had an egg thrown at him


June 2009: BNP leader Nick Griffin had to abandon a press conference outside the Houses of Parliament after protesters barracked him and threw eggs


May 2009: Chairman of the Czech Social Democrats Jiri Paroubek tries to cover his face as he is pelted with eggs during a rally for the European Parliament elections in Prague, Czech Republic.


March 2009 - Leila Deen said she threw green custard over Business Secretary Lord Mandelson in protest against the Government's support for a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport


December 2008 - George W. Bush, then the US president, has a pair of shoes thrown at him by an Iraqi journalist while giving his final press conference in the country


October 2008 - Phil Woolas, the Immigration Minister, receives a custard pie in the face from a pro-migration campaigner during a debate at Manchester University


February 2006 - Ruth Kelly, then the Education Secretary, is pelted with eggs by a Fathers 4 Justice protester after attending a court hearing in which another F4J campaigner was sentenced for attempting to handcuff her a year earlier


December 2004 - Robert Kilroy-Silk, the television presenter and MEP, has a bucket of slurry thrown over him by a protester acting "in the name of Islam" as he arrives to take part in a BBC radio recording at a school in Manchester


March 2002 - "Le Gloupier" strikes again, hitting French right wing presidential candidate Jean-Pierre Chevenement in the face with a pineapple-cream pie


February 1998 - Bill Gates has a whipped cream pie thrown at him in Brussels. The pie thrower, Belgian writer Noël Godin, known as "Le Gloupier", reportedly said, "My work is done here"


07 April 2009 - A Sikh reporter threw a shoe at the Indian home minister during a news conference after he was angered over the minister's reply to a question. Palaniappan Chidambaram was speaking in Delhi about 1984 riots in which hundreds of Sikhs were killed. The minister leaned back to avoid the hurled shoe which narrowly missed him.