Last night singing heartthrob Robbie Williams surprised exactly no one when he treated a reporter to a trademark pervy comment on the ARIAs red carpet.
The 42-year-old former boyband member told Sydney Confidential reporter Briana Domjen from the Daily Telegraph that his wife’s boobs looked “like a Picasso” since she’s had the couple’s two kids, Theodora and Charlton. “But I’ve got the money and the time to rebuild her,” he added drolly.
Domjen is 19 weeks pregnant herself. She told marie claire that she was initially “shocked” by the star’s remarks and “a tad offended.”
“Being pregnant myself, there’s no doubt mine will end up like that,” she said.
But then she added, "That's Robbie, those are the sorts of comments he says and has done for years.”
"If his wife was offended, that is something to get upset about, but I could see it for what it was - an entertainer trying to get a laugh."Robbie’s no stranger to creepy – or flirty, depending on how you want to read it - behaviour. On The Project this week, the panel reminded Carrie Bickmore of the time the lovable rogue went in for a full pash with her last time he was in Australia. “She pulled away,” Robbie recalled.
“I did pull away,” Carrie emphatically agreed.
“It’s the Donald Trump School of Entertainment,” Robbie deadpanned.
The crowd gasped. But then they, you know, kind of laughed indulgently. Because it’s Robbie Williams and he’s cheeky and a bounder and it’s all part of his act.
But here’s where we face a crossroad, ladies. How can we tolerate Williams’ adorably demeaning behaviour but at the same time be repulsed by Donald Trump’s well-documented lewd comments and actions?
Is it because one’s young(ish) and cute and the other one is a 70-year-old mango Mussolini?
Surely we need consistency – either they’re both creepy letches or neither is.
Or…maybe it’s a bit more nuanced than that. Maybe women can sense that Robbie Williams likes them. Like really likes them. Can see the tits, sure, but can see past them too. He has a good time with women. They’re more than a sum of their body parts. In fact the comment he made to Domjen was preceded by a list of attributes he loved about his wife: her “incredible personality” and “great sense of humour”.
And then he added “cracking set of tits.”
Trump, however didn’t marry Melania for her conversation skills.
But Williams isn’t entirely off the hook. His boyband years are receding faster than Donald Trump’s hairline, which means his boob joke days are numbered. It’s probably time he starts winding them back before he crosses into “embarrassing creepy uncle” territory. That’s not a stage show anyone’s going to pay money for.