Alan Cumming apologises for ‘stupid English people’ Brexit remarks

Alan Cumming was a vocal supporter of the Yes Campaign in the independence referendum. Picture: Robert Perry
Alan Cumming was a vocal supporter of the Yes Campaign in the independence referendum. Picture: Robert Perry
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Scottish actor Alan Cumming last night apologised on Twitter for remarks made in an interview blaming “stupid English people” for the vote to leave the EU.

He tweeted: “I apologise if my ‘stupid English people’ comment caused offense. I guess I’m just a daft jock who assumes people still find humour amusing.”

The Good Wife star, who was a high-profile backer of the Yes campaign in the independence referendum campaign said in an interview with a Sunday newspaper he was “appalled” that Scotland was to be taken out of the EU against its will.

Cumming, who lives in the US, said of the EU vote: “I was appalled when I heard the result. And I have three words to sum it up. Stupid. English. People.”

Referring to an interview he gave in 2014, the actor said: “I said there would be a referendum on the EU and Britain would vote to leave, but Scotland would want to stay … And now we’re not allowed to be in the EU because we’re part of Britain.”