‘Should not be kept inside,’ says the author. Tony Blackburn slams a 22-year-old for disrespecting senior citizens.
TONY BLACKBURN has slammed young people who argue that anyone over the age of 40 shouldn’t be allowed into nightclubs. The issue erupted after social media footage of MP Michael Gove, 54, drinking at a nightclub surfaced.
Tallia appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain to urge that individuals allowed into nightclubs should be over the age of 21. She said she didn’t want to watch her father and his pals raving in a club while she was there. Tony Blackburn, the 78-year-old singer, was on the opposing side of the discussion, arguing that people over a certain age should not be “kept in.” Viewers also voiced their opinions on the subject, with the majority thinking that an age limit law would be unjust.
“How about all those people in Ibiza, all the DJs there, they’re all over 40 if you took this to extremes and barred individuals over the age of 40 from being in a club,” said the TV host.
“Do you stop them from performing?” he continued. It’s incomprehensible!”
“You yourself have DJ-ed in Ibiza, haven’t you?” added GMB host Charlotte Hawkins.
Tony smiled, “Well, I was 60 when I first went to Ibiza.”
Tallia, who believes that those over the age of 40 should be barred from clubs, said, “Everybody should live their best lives, and I’m all here for that.”
“However, I’m only 22 years old and just entering my prime.
“I don’t want to come inside the club and watch my father, his pals, or even my grandfather cutting shapes.”
“And I’m not sure what we have in common,” she continued. Right now, I’m not sure they’d be able to relate to Top Hits UK.
“So I’m all up for cutting some shapes, but I think the £5 entry price and the £2 shots can be left for us kids – and you people have plenty of other places to go.”
Tony argued that Gove was merely having a good time, saying, “I don’t go there anymore [to Ibiza], but after my set I went to a bar that was playing trance music.”
“I also enjoyed it. And I just don’t get why you can’t go to a club because you’re over 40; it’s ridiculous.”
He went on to argue that those over the age of 40 should not be “kept inside.”
According to a poll conducted by Good Morning Britain on Twitter, the majority of Britons oppose the ban.
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