International movie star Simon Pegg went viral Thursday morning after sharing a cuss-laden rant aimed at British politicians associated with the nation’s Conservative Party.
“So, Rishi Sunak, our unmandated, unelected prime minister-twice-removed decided that it should be compulsory for children to learn maths up until the age of 18. What a prick!” Pegg starts the video, originally shared to his Instagram followers as a story. “What about arts and humanities and fostering this country’s amazing reputation for creativity and self expression?”
Pegg then proceeds to go on a rant against mathematics as a topic, noting that he “dropped” math as soon as he could. In the U.K., math was compulsory up to the age of 16, when students finish their high school careers and start their associates degrees. This is when most students stop taking the subject, as it is completely unnecessary unless one intends to follow a vocation as a geologist, physicist, data analyst, engineer or medical professional.
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— Jolyon Rubinstein (@JolyonRubs) January 5, 2023
“I’ve never needed it, other than the skill set that I acquired at the age of 12. But no, Rishu Sunak wants a fucking drone army of data-entering robots,” Pegg continued. “What a tosser! Fuck the Tories. Get rid of them please! Fuck. Fuck you, Rishi Sunak, and fuck the Tories.”
Tosser is a British term that essentially means the same thing as “wanker” and a Tory is a member of the conservative political party and their supporters.
Pegg is best known for his role in the “Mission Impossible” movies, as well as cult classics like “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun of the Dead.” (RELATED: Man Claims He Didn’t Realize He Was Stabbed By British Football Hooligans)
The video was shared on Twitter by BAFTA-winning political satirist and producer Jolyon Rubinstein and another user, garnering more than 700,000 views in less than two hours. The comments on the post largely agree with Pegg, with at least one user noting that even those who gain an associates degree in mathematics rarely use the information they glean from the work.