Radio DJ compares Cilla Black tributes to Savile
A BBC Radio 6 presenter has been branded as "sick" for comparing tributes to Cilla Black to those for paedophile Jimmy Savile.
DJ Liz Kershaw slammed celebrities for rushing to pay tribute to Cilla, 72, following her sudden death from a stroke in Spain over the weekend, but fans were left horrified when she invoked Jimmy Savile while speaking about the beloved singer-turned-TV presenter.
Liz tweeted: "When Savile died I was aghast & disgusted @ celebs who knew him yet trotted out tributes for their own publicity. Here we go again (sic)."
One horrified person told the Daily Star newspaper: "I know Liz has spent her whole career being mouthy and having controversial views about stuff.
"But this felt just one step too far. Comparing Cilla to Jimmy Savile is just sick."
Liz went on blast Cilla for not living in her native Liverpool, writing: "Cilla loved Liverpool so much she lived in Surrey and Spain. Seems Free Speech has died."
And talking about the famous music venue, The Cavern Club, where Cilla was discovered, she added: "Lazy media using "The Cavern Club" as a backdrop. It was bulldozed in the 70s! This is just a theme park! (sic)."