Perhaps, as Hannah Arendt concluded, the only thing you can say about evil is that it is banal.

[12], In an interview with Digital Spy on 20 September 2011, Steps said that they believe there may still be a gap in the market for their brand of "happy pop". [3] Whilst filming for this, Watkins interviewed Christian Voice leader Stephen Green. Now that this kind of horrific, paedophilic rock star revelation is almost routine, you'd hope that they can almost act as a learning experience for everyone who was lucky enough not to be one of his victims. Christmas 2010 saw his return to Grimsby as he performed in the pantomime Beauty and the Beast, playing the part of Muddles. Ian Watkins (born 8 May 1976), known professionally as H, is a Welsh singer and actor. The Crucifixion of Reverend Paul Flowers, God's Hapless Crack Smoker. Like the protesters who ended up dating undercover cops who'd taken the names of dead children, they too are coming to the realisation that all those high times when Watkins was "literally saving my life" on their bedroom speakers were built on something that never existed in the first place. He was a guy who put his pants on one leg at a time, and looked good in them when he did. That the dark light you're looking for often just isn't there. An entire style-tribe bought his line and bought his records and fully admired the wry twinkle in his eye as he bopped along pretending to be a kids' TV presenter in the video for "A Town Called Hypocrisy".

Watkins was to say you could not wait to stretch her. Moreover, during his trial this week, it was revealed that Watkins hid the phone in his anus. Follow Gavin on Twitter: @hurtgavinhaynes, Previously: The Crucifixion of Reverend Paul Flowers, God's Hapless Crack Smoker. The band would also release their Ultimate Collection, as well as potential new material. The lengthy split screen skype session on 12th September is again very disturbing viewing and listening. Scott-Lee said: "Times have changed, but we are in a recession and Steps' music was very light-hearted and fun, so there could be a place for that in today's society ... What else is interesting is that there aren't any boy/girl pop groups out there at the moment". But also, spare a thought for all those who idolised the man, who adored his floppy locks and panda eyes, and who now must rapidly re-arrange the contents of their brains, de-idolising to reflect our stark new reality. On 11 March 2008, Watkins presented a documentary about growing up gay in Wales, shown on BBC Wales. What is the nature of evil? Watkins was named on the 2017 Pink List of leading Welsh LGBT figures. Perhaps, far from the online mobs crying out for him to be "kicked to death when he leaves prison", this is a chance to develop a bit more nuance. Entertainment Television for their having used his photo to illustrate a story about the Lostprophets singer. The band had released five albums, and cracked the Top 10 of U.S. mainstream rock radio with the single “Last Train Home” in 2004. [16] On 6 March 2016, they became fathers to twin sons, Macsen and Cybi Ryder-Watkins, born via a surrogate. In April 2007, Watkins starred as the hidden celebrity in an episode of the CBBC series Hider in the House. Should Saturday Night Live Replace This Actor as Joe Biden? That is count 8. Evil often asks you how your day was and massages your shoulders. [19] After the misidentification, H was said to be pursuing legal action after his image appeared next to stories about the other Watkins' crimes through searches on Google News.

After departing from H & Claire , he then decided to take a musical theatre course at the Royal Academy of Music. He also played the role of 'Silly Billy' in pantomime Jack & The Beanstalk at the Southport Theatre from 10 December 2009 to 3 January 2010. One laser tattoo removal later, many will be wiser to the idea that good and evil don't announce themselves, that they are broadly unknowable, possibly medical more than philosophical, perhaps entirely situational, and that paedophiles probs don't always wear raincoats and thick specks.

Evil doesn't arrive scowling, chuffing a pipe and farting sulphur under its cape. The convicted musician argued that two of his fellow inmates forced him to hold the phone as a means of contacting women who sent him fan mail, and asking them for money. Watkins even had the nerve to tell jurors that “you would not want to mess with” his fellow inmates at HM Prison Wakefield, calling them “mass murderers, rapists, pedophiles, serial killers — the worst of the worst.” Really, has he looked in the mirror lately? image caption Ian Watkins is already serving a 29-year prison term for 13 sex offences.

Evil sometimes fails to put the cap back on the toothpaste. [4][5], In December 2008, Watkins was a contestant in Bargain Hunt Famous Finds and partnered with Connie Fisher. Page 5

Stuart Richardson also explains why the band's remaining members moved on with another project so quickly. Back in 2014, Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly teamed up with the remaining Lostprophets members to form the band No Devotion. They released three singles and an album. [18] H received a public apology in court from E! Back in December 2012, the Welsh vocalist was charged with such disgusting crimes as conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a 1-year-old girl, distribution of indecent images of children, and possession of extreme animal pornography. [13], On 3 January 2007, Watkins came out as gay in an interview with The Sun newspaper, also confirming his relationship with Paul Akehurst.

Lucy, not her real name, said she did not … Apart from some crucial part of his faculties that went walkabouts sometime… god only knows exactly when. For years, Watkins was just a normal guy; your average small-town rock pub alpha male made good. [9] He was the first celebrity in the history of the series to compete within a same sex couple, with professional partner Matt Evers. The group has sold over 20 million records worldwide in addition to acquiring a BRIT Award nomination in 1999. Now, after being found in possession of a mobile phone in prison, Watkins was given an additional 10 months on top of the 29 years he’s already serving, according to The Guardian. Watkins was the ninth housemate to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house on 3 January 2007. Ian Watkins' Crimes Will Force Thousands to Reimagine Their Adolescence .

Whilst taking the course he also appeared in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and was filmed for a reality TV series, H-side Story, which followed him as he tried to make a new career in acting. In June 2006, Watkins appeared in a special week of episodes of the BBC Radio Drama Silver Street on the BBC Asian Network. [1] Watkins performed at Preston's Charter theatre in the pantomime Cinderella as the character of Buttons. For a generation too young to know Jimmy Savile as anything other than a haunted, grey Dick Turpin on TOTP2, this is the moment they too had their collective memory fouled like the generations that preceded them. [14] His interview was published the same day he entered the Celebrity Big Brother house. As for Ian Watkins, well, you can only imagine what a celebrity emo paedophile has waiting for him in HMP. No doubt TV archivists are already putting together indices on what episodes of Popworld or Buzzcocks must NEVER be re-broadcast, in case the British public who spend their time getting offended see it and have a seizure. And hey – wasn't evil the one who cradled your head when you were sick that time? All the people who watched Lostprophets yawl through "The Fake Sound of Progress" at every Leeds Festival through the noughties – they too are going to have to gingerly try to pry apart what the moment meant to them from the residual mess they've been left with. He eventually pleaded guilty to attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under 13, three counts of sexual assault involving children, and other offenses. You P do just that with apparent enjoyment. Obviously, the real victims are his victims, and let's hope their lives don't have to be lived in the shadow of one bastard's monstrous nature. Kurt Vonnegut used to have a riff about Eva Braun: "Her only crime was to let a monster ejaculate in her birth canal." All those squaddies who made "Last Train Home" the go-to soundtrack music for hymning a fallen buddy / celebrating good times in Camp Bastion – they are going to be left with an unexpected wave of nausea as they click through to the YouTube tribute to Bombardier Jones (1986 – 2009). 13. A bit more sad social realism. It's not, of course, but it might feel as though it were. [20], This article is about the Steps singer and actor. After Steps split in 2001, Watkins formed a duo, H & Claire, with fellow ex-Steps member Claire Richards. All they did was follow a popular band and now, in the wake of Ian Watkins' bizarre, beastly admissions, it would seem that this same generation are having to ask themselves similar questions to the ones Nuremberg prosecutors did in 1946. Watkins is masturbating throughout. In November 2006, Watkins featured on the BBC Children in Need Celebrity Scissorhands show, where Michelle cut his hair. In May 1997, Watkins became a member of the British pop group Steps. Didn't evil do that one brilliant gig at King Tut's? He finished in fourth place. [8], In 2020, Watkins competed in the twelfth series of the ITV series Dancing on Ice. [10], In 2009, Lee Latchford-Evans hinted that a future reunion was possible, but that "it isn't the right time right now". It took you to Ibiza for your birthday, didn't it? He is known as a member of the British pop group Steps. They released the album Permanence in 2015. A "starstruck" fan who had a relationship with paedophile Ian Watkins said the rock singer was beyond help.

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