London (ANI): English musician Richard Starkey aka Ringo Starr, is said to have offended the citizens of Liverpool by his negativity towards the city. Ringo, who is best known as the drummer for The Beatles, had caused quite a stir after his appearance on Jonathan Ross' TV show on Friday Jan 18. Starr, who was there to help launch Liverpool's Capital Of Culture year, found nothing positive to say about the city he was born in.
Surrey-based Ringo, who also has a flat in Chelsea, admitted he rarely returns to his home city and doesn't miss a thing about it, and when asked if he would move back there, he pulled a comedy face. After his revelation, a lot of complaints were received by radio phone-ins, in the city, and there have also been condemnations against him on the Internet.
"I wonder how much we paid for him to appear. I bet there were some red faces," the Sun reported one angry Scouser as writing.
Story first published: Monday, January 21, 2008, 16:19 [IST]