Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Torygraph excuses child abuse

Commenting on the conviction of Robert King, one of Britain's leading orchestra conductors, on 14 counts of sexually assaulting underage boys, the Daily Telegraph's Igor Toronyi-Lalic (who, incidentally, was once ignominiously disqualified from the elections to the presidency of the Oxford Union) had this to say:

Now, I know this may sound immoral – and despicable and depraved – and odious, but I really do wish justice had not been done – not least because I was about to book tickets for his New Year's Eve concert, dammit.

Above all, however, he provided me with some of the most intense musical experiences I've ever had and, for me – though obviously not the courts – these and his golden recordings have put him beyond reproach.

Well, there you go. He may be a predatory pederast who abuses a position of authority to ruin the lives of his victims, but he makes me me me happy, and that's all that matters.


Aurora said...

FR, Oh my ...what a loathesome, amoral creep! I can't believe he had the gall to actually say this publicly. He must be so confident of the moral climate around him to feel free to come out and say such a thing.
(Would you consider cross-posting this on my blog?)

Daphne said...

Gag me! You have got to be kidding. That is one of the foulest, most self centered statements I've ever heard.

Take him directly to the woodshed and beat some decency into his nasty hide. Wash his mouth out with soap while you're at it. What a pig.

Fulham Reactionary said...


I'd be happy to cross-post it at your blog. How would I go about doing that? (Feel free to e-mail me about this, by the way).