Lewis Capaldi says Sean Connery is a 'bam' over his previous comments on hitting women

Singer Lewis Capaldi has branded James Bond actor Sean Connery a “bam” following his comments on hitting women.

Connery infamously said slapping women could be ‘accepted’ in an interview with Barbara Walters in 1987.

The Bathgate singer was criticising the 89-year-old actor's comments when speaking to France24.

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He was taking part in a game called 'Bam or Belter' where journalist Marjorie Hache asked the 23-year-old what he thought about famous Scots, past and present.

Bathgate singer Lewis Capaldi calls Sean Connery a 'bam' following his comments on hitting women

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Capaldi said he believed Connery was a “bam” for openly saying hitting women was acceptable.

He said: "There's a video of him talking about hitting women, and he says 'sometimes they deserve a slap.'

"And you're like Sean, no."

During the Walter interview the Bond star said he didn’t think hitting women “was a good or a bad thing”. He said: “I think it entirely relies on the circumstances and if it merits it.”

Capaldi was asked about famous Scots including William Wallace (belter), Bonnie Prince Charlie (bam), Robert Burns (belter), Rod Stewart (belter), Annie Lennox (belter) and Nicola Sturgeon (belter).

On Robert Burns, he added: "I heard he was a bit promiscuous so it depends who you ask really."

While on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon he commented: " Belter . I like Nicola Sturgeon."

The Brits award winner has just finished a two-night stint at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow where he sold out both nights.


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