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Knob

By sizemore Last edited 120 months ago
Knob
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Mark McGowan is the 'artist' who does his best to get into the press by creating 'art' that gets him into the papers. You'll remember him from such installations as 'Hey media! Look at me push a peanut with my nose, as well as 'Look at me, I left a tap running (until I was told to turn it off)' and 'Don't beat me up for keying your car, I'm an ARTIST'. His last go at pretending to be talented involved dressing up as a soldier and pretending to be dead in Birmingham.

Now tomorrow he was going to organise a rally to support Jade 'I'm a racist, get me out of here' Goody according to an announcement on his website:

SUPPORT JADE GOODY

saturday 20th jan 2007 11am

Bermonsey Tube Station

THIS IS NOT A JOKE WE LOVE JADE AND BELIEVE THAT SHE IS BEING VICTIMISED AND WE SUPPORT HER. SHE NEEDS US NOW, COME AND JOIN US.

Supporters of Jade Goody are to meet up this Saturday 20th jan 2007 at 11am outside Bermondsey tube station where they will be voicing their support of Big Brother contestant Jade Goody. Effigy's of Shilpa Shetty will be burned, in a protest against allegations of racism, which the supporters of Jade Goody believe are totally unfounded.

Mark McGowan one of Saturdays event organisers said, 'everyone in south London is behind Jade. i think what they are doing is wrong Jade is a good person..."

The 'event' is now cancelled. Maybe cancelling the event was where the 'art' came in and was his intention all along. Who knows? Why choose Bermondsey? Well it was the location of a notorious clash with the BNP back in 1991so we imagine that he thought it would be a good venue to get a nice bit of 'art' to kick off.

We cannot be arsed to link up his website (google him if you feel the need), but we did find this 'cancelled' addition to his Wikipedia entry which we offer up now as our own dead swan for you to chew on:

He's a vile piece of shit who supports bullying and racism. He is an attention whore and uses whatever controversial issue he can get his slimy hands on to get on TV.

Last Updated 19 January 2007

Colin

Bermondsey is where Jade is from, that's why.... but Bermondsey is a big place!

Mike

Cheers Colin! I have to admit I'm not up to speed on Big Brother or the people it spits out. I vaguely remember Craig from the first season, but that's probably because he spent so much time locked in a closet.

John

funnily enough, I once lived with an artist who left a tap running (until he was told to turn it off). The wanker flooded the house. He was a knob too. Has anyone else had such experiences with similar twatty artists/flatmates?

Mike

Let's see. There was the flatmate who put a live spider in the marmite. Then the one who used a saucepan as a hammer and smashed it to bits.

Luckily we were living near a cemetery so it didn't take too much effort to remove a grave marker and tuck it into his bed. Ah students, addicted to day-time TV and no respect for the dead.

Chalky

I can only agree with the Londonist comments. Working for a London-based news organisation I've twice fallen for McGowan's press releases, only to realise he's a time-wasting w*nker of epic proportions. Get a fickin job, you tit.

Mike

Here's another.