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BBC suspend Josh Homme after he violently kicked innocent female photographer


The BBC have taken the decision to suspend episodes of their popular children series Bedtime Stories following the incident in which Josh Homme kicked a photographer in the face.

Homme, who presents the CBeebie’s show, was filmed kicking photographer Chelsea Lauren in the face as she worked in the pit of a Queens of the Stone Age show.

Following the deserved backlash, a BBC spokesman told the Telegraph that they “won’t broadcast any new material or re-broadcast his previous story… until the matter is resolved.”

Homme has now issued two apologies for his behaviour after his initial response was not deemed sincere.

“I’d just like to apologise to Chelsea Lauren. I don’t have any excuse or reason to justify what I did. I was a total dick and I’m truly sorry and I hope you’re OK,” he said.

“I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life and last night was definitely one of them. I apologise for that, and to you.”

On top of the news that Lauren is allegedly considering suing Homme, fellow music photographer Ellen Offredy has slammed the Queens of the Stone Age man, insisting:

“No photographer should feel threatened by an artist. We’re there to help them. Nobody should have to go through that at work. It just shouldn’t happen.

“But the video version shows he’s had time to reflect on his actions – he’s acknowledged he’s kicked a photographer and that it was inexcusable.

“Hopefully from here he’ll change his behaviour at live shows to ensure nobody else is injured.”

[MORE] – See Josh Homme’s video apology in full. 

[MORE] – Music photographer Ellen Offredy slams QOTSA.