Will Young attended a mental health charity fundraising party with election hopeful Eddie Izzard after he launched a blistering attack on David Beckham.
The musician is a strong advocate for mental health, often stressing the importance of speaking out as he himself shares difficult times from his past, from abuse at boarding school to his brother who committed suicide.
Will is also gay and has spoken in the past about homophobic bullying growing up and in the music industry, recently revealing that he was told he could only perform at an awards show. he was kissing George Michael.
This week Will became a prominent voice among celebrities criticizing footballer David over his multi-million pound deal with Qatar for the World Cup, admitting he was ‘more disappointed than I can say’ .
He challenged the footballer to donate a portion of his reported earnings each year to LGBTQ+ charities so that “something can be salvaged from this heinous deal” as being gay is illegal in the country.
Now Will has appeared at an event for mental health charity Shout, which included a fundraiser and performances including comedian Eddie.
The actor previewed the upcoming Great Expectations show at the Charles Dickens Museum to benefit the charity, after raffling off tickets in a raffle.
The duo have teamed up to support Shout, which is the UK’s first – and only – free text message support service for anyone struggling to cope and who may not be comfortable talking out loud on the phone.
Photos from the night show Will and Eddie smiling or the camera as they pose together, Will in a black beret, white t-shirt and brown cardigan.
Meanwhile, Eddie looked stylish in a black coat, tights and a splash of lipstick.
The comedian, who is trans, is campaigning to become a candidate in the Labor elections, having launched her candidacy in October to become MP for Sheffield Central.
Although she hasn’t commented publicly on Qatar, the World Cup or England star Beckham, Eddie has fiercely called for an end to transphobia in the UK.
In October, she urged people to “join the 21st century” after receiving “transphobic” comments.
Will, meanwhile, wrote to David saying: “What is beyond doubt clear is that a star like you @davidbeckham who I once sang for (not for money that I hasten to add) to your birthday disappointed me more than I can say,
“Our paths have crossed a few times due to our collaboration with 19 Management and you have always been friendly and generous.
“People do things for money, we all know that.
“Here’s what pisses me off the most – not a whisper from yourself David to show your solidarity, not a whisper from yourself to show your support for the practical slaughter of migrant workers, not a whisper from yourself David to help LGBTQIA+ communities living under constant danger.”
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