Comedian Joe Lycett pulled zero punches with his message for Suella Braverman in light of her suggestion that homeless people living in tents was a “lifestyle choice”.
Over the weekend, the home secretary was met with a widespread backlash for remarks she made about rough sleepers, with Joe using the opportunity to launch a £50K fundraiser for the homeless charity Crisis UK.
Within just a few days, the fundraiser surpassed this target, with the former Great British Sewing Bee host sending Braverman a public message as only he could.
“I woke up this morning to see that a picture of a bowl of potpourri I posted just over two days ago has raised £50,000 for Crisis. A huge thank you to everyone who donated for their generosity,” he began.
Joe continued: “Of course my main thanks must go to Suella: without your lifestyle choice, of being callous and cruel towards the most vulnerable people in society, none of this would’ve happened.
“There’s another choice coming to all of us fairly soon. It’s known as an election. Best of luck with it babe.”
In the past year, Joe has repeatedly made headlines with his takedowns of the current Conservative government, which he’s often done while donning a “incredibly right-wing” persona.
Last month, he addressed Braverman once again, after she came under fire over comments she made about LGBTQ+ migrants.
Meanwhile, throughout Liz Truss’ (extremely brief) tenure as prime minister in 2022, Joe became known for providing regular commentary on X (then still known as Twitter), as he ironically cheered her on from the sidelines.