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Brendan O’Carroll ‘hurt and annoyed’ by Mrs Brown’s Boys criticism


Brendan O’Carroll has admitted that he’s hurt and annoyed by harsh criticism, after Mrs Brown’s Boys was honoured this week.

The show was named Best British Sitcom of The Century – and some people were not happy about it – but now, Brendan has hit back.

“Some of it is hurtful but some of it is very annoying,” he said.

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The comedian said he’s hurt because the show’s critics called his fans “idiots.”

“To take 11.8 million people (the viewers) and call them idiots is ridiculous and insulting,” he told Joe Duffy on RTE’s Liveline.

“Comedy is very subjective. Maybe it’s sour grapes.

“It’s a comedy show. It shouldn’t provoke that kind of anger. It’s just a comedy show.”

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The 60-year-old also admitted that the most hurtful part of it all is the hate coming from Irish newspapers.

“The most hurtful part of it is that it does come from Irish newspapers.

“You’re thinking, ‘Ah lads, give us a break, we’re doing our best here’. I’d be telling you a lie if I said it doesn’t hurt.

“I read reviews of the show and some of them are critical. We’re not doing brain surgery. It’s a comedy show” he added.