An audience member on Question time said people who use food banks 'smoke, drink and have Sky TV'
And, unsurprisingly, he wasn’t very popular afterwards.
An audience member on Question Time took home the title of “most unpopular viewpoint” by sharing his thoughts on people who use food banks.
He said he’d never actually been to one but knows people who have and “the majority of them that do go for free food smoke, drink, have Sky television”.
After his comments were immediately followed by a collective groan from the audience, he followed up by saying “and that is the truth”, which was met with the same reaction.
Over on Twitter, people were letting out groans of their own.
"Most people using food banks smoke, drink and have Sky Television. Its true" Wow! I think someone is about 2b nations most hated man #bbcqt— Christopher Walker (@Flying_Weegie) May 4, 2017
"Most people I know who go to food banks smoke and watch Sky television" literally most pointless and unfounded comment of the night #bbcqt— Yanita Georgieva (@georgievayani) May 4, 2017
SMOKE DRINK AND HAVE SKY TELEVISION KLAXON #bbcqt— Jonathan Welsh (@JonWelsh) May 4, 2017
#bbcqt if u havent visited a food bank, the basis of your assertion that most people using them have Sky is i'd suggest is flawed— Kevin Mulvaney (@Mulvaney1Kevin) May 4, 2017
Guy in #bbcqt audience says people who use food banks smoke drink & have sky tv. Finished off saying 'It's the truth. So we know it's not.— Smiling Saboteur (@SmilingSaboteur) May 4, 2017
#bbcqt audience: "most people who use food banks smoke drink and have sky TV." These people are vulnerable and hungry not scroungers!— James Caruana (@James_Caruana99) May 4, 2017
Some chose to share that they’d been a visitor to a food bank and don’t meet his criteria.
#bbcqt - WHAT THE HELL was that guy saying. Talk about painting a stereotype picture bout foodbank. I needed it once - I dont drink/smoke— ️Emma J Preston (@EmmaJanePreston) May 4, 2017
I don't smoke or have Sky TV. I rarely drink and yet a few years ago I had to use a food bank. #bbcqt— Stephen Mullen (@StephenMullen) May 4, 2017
Glasgow Cathcart’s SNP Scottish Parliament member James Dornan, who was watching along, was not impressed.
There we go with the usual 'most of those who use foodbanks smoke, drink and watch Sky'. Some people really make you want to puke #bbcqt— James Dornan SNP (@glasgowcathcart) May 4, 2017
The panel, which featured Brexit Secretary David Davis, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, Ukip leader Paul Nuttall, Labour candidate Rebecca Long-Bailey and Siemens CEO Juergen Maier, also discussed Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn’s portrayal in the media and the NHS.