Another Twitter spat has broken out between X Factor winner James Arthur and the ever-controversial Frankie Boyle. This time the Scottish funny-man seems to have the moral high ground for a change, attacking Arthur after the Impossible singer released a homophobic rap.
In celebration of Frankie Boyle (maybe) being in the right, here are some of his best/worst Twitter feuds to date.
Frankie Boyle vs. James Arthur – Round 1
These two have previous form it would seem, with Boyle tweeting about Arthur's appearance during last year’s X Factor. This provoked an equally mature response from Arthur, until it descended into a full-on schoolyard scrap, both calling each other names, until Arthur finally tweeted ‘your (sic) about as funny as aids’.
James McArthur is like a cross between a tramp and a duckling #xfactorFrankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) December 1, 2012
Frankie Boyle vs. Chris Brown
During the 2012 London Olympics, American singer Chris Brown tweeted about his wish for skateboarding and breakdancing to become an Olympic sport, to which Boyle replied, referencing the horrible incident between Chris Brown and his former girlfriend Rihanna. Defending the victimised women of the world? Read on…
@chrisbrown Or intergender boxing, you'd be in with a chance of a medal there mateFrankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) August 5, 2012
Frankie Boyle vs. Rebecca Adlington
Gold medal winning Rebecca Adlington was one of the poster girls for the 2012 Olympics, though she wouldn’t have been if Frankie Boyle had his way. The comedian tweeted “I worry that Rebecca Adlington will have an unfair advantage in the swimming by possessing a dolphin’s face.” He has since removed the tweet, but that didn’t stop Rebecca hitting back, saying people who are nasty online are ‘quite sad’.
Frankie Boyle vs. Richard Dawkins and Joe Rogan
Boyle doesn’t only concern himself with the world of celebrity; his agenda goes much deeper. To prove this he confronted Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and Joe Rogan, an American comedian about the issue of abortion. What starts as a serious tweet from Dawkins soon turns into a full on graphic debate.
Frankie Boyle vs. Barack Obama
So you’ve offended most people in the globe, who’s next? The Scottish comedian tweeted US President Barack Obama, following a tweet from the President wishing Muslims across the world a blessed month during Ramadan. The president declined to reply.
@BarackObama The ones you're force feeding in Guantanamo? Or the ones you're bombing?Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) July 9, 2013
Frankie Boyle vs. Piers Morgan
These two came to digital blows after Frankie interjected on a conversation between the presenter and Life Stories guest Gary Lineker. Piers continued the goad Boyle into more and more offensive jokes, despite being warned not to by followers.
@piersmorgan Oh I think you are. If you died tomorrow they could cater your funeral with a packet of Monster Munch.— Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) October 12, 2012