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John Cleese: Newspapers Are 'Amoral' And 'Depraved'

15/08/2013 09:16 BST
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Monty Python star John Cleese feeds grapes to Colin the red ruffed lemur, during a visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens.

John Cleese has said most British newspapers are "amoral" and "depraved".

In comments that seem to have only been covered by the Independent and the Guardian so far, the Fawlty Towers star excluded those two titles plus the Mirror from his scathing attack.

“The rest are the most appalling, depraved, disgusting, amoral creatures you could find anywhere outside of prison,” he said.

Cleese was discussing the use of Twitter and social media to promote his work in an interview with The Guardian to promote his new film, Planes.

He added: "And of course many of them are going to be inside a prison soon.”