Right, so UKIP have a veteran porn-star running in the Bristol City Council elections. Johnny ‘Rockard’ Langley is a candidate for the position of Councillor in the Stockwood constituency. Unsurprisingly… this has caused some controversy. But why?

He’s a talent scout for adult films and runs his own business Johnny Rockard Global Media. We’ve had a look on his website and there’s quite a lot of advice on becoming a porn-star if you’re a lady and quite a lot of advice in attempt to put you off if you’re a bloke. We think he might just be a bit selfish… but who knows. Let’s hope he’s not for the sake of the electorate!

No Porn Claims

Everyone rightfully got in a fuss over MPs buying porn and claiming it as expenses  but we can be certain that Johnny Rockard won’t be doing that… he’s got a whole back catalogue to flick through!

Langley is actually vice chair of the Bristol Branch of UKIP and an election campaign is not new to the adult performer. He stood for election (which is just an ‘R’ away from his 9 to 5) in Brislington last time round.

But who cares? Why does it matter?

The truth is it doesn’t really. We live in a representative democracy and as much as politicians can fail to do so they are supposed to act as representatives of their constituency. Someone’s job previous or current should not affect their ability to represent those that voted them in. If it does then they’re just a rubbish politician.

The outrage should be with any views that Langley has – not his occupation. By all means people should be singing his praises for having the answer for everything or ripping him apart for having a terrible opinion. His job should have no effect on his ability to represent people and the same goes for any other would-be councillor.

The Right Side of the Law?

John Langley has stated…”I have never made a big deal out of what I do and I am not breaking any laws.”

Which in all fairness basically true. He was threatened with legal action after he filmed an adult film on the campus of UWE but he’s never actually been convicted of anything. Maybe the whole filming on a university campus isn’t the best idea and maybe it’s not brilliant for UKIP’s image – especially as they’ve tried to avoid sexism issues after recent criticism – but technically he didn’t do anything illegal.

Cheeky Conclusions

At Cheeky Events, we’re naughty, we’re cheeky and we love a laugh but we’re also very competent business people that work really hard. We’d like to think if one of our naked butlers or topless waitresses (any of our staff for that matter) wanted to go in to politics they’d able to. After all, they’re capable, intelligent members of our society and they aren’t one dimensional. Yes, they love to be cheeky, they love to show off and love to feel sexy but who doesn’t in the right moment? If we started talking about Ed Miliband got up to with his wife of an evening maybe you’d be shocked… or maybe you’d just think: ‘Oh, they are normal people after all!’.

 

Links

http://www.newstatesman.com/media-mole/2015/04/porn-star-johnny-rockards-shameful-double-life-ukip-candidate-revealed

http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Bristol-UKIP-candidate-works-porn-star-spare-time/story-26307284-detail/story.html#ixzz3XIMS60BZ

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ukip-candidates-secret-life-porn-5483805