Marr was publicising a new series of screens and books when he compared Ellis with British actress Diana Dors after the duo starred together in film, Yield to the Night, a crime drama published in 1957. He said: “Diana Dors and Ruth Ellis were in the unaltered film more or less when the Queen came to the throne.
Diana Dors comes Britons correlate with talk back to a be accountable to Marilyn Munroe. Ruth Ellis, just a bit less talented and a bit denser frankly, ends up manipulated a guy, shoots a very, very abusive boyfriend and is the in woman in Britain to be hanged.
“And that death eventually ends choice punishment in Britain after a big campaign.”
But after an angry response from viewers, The One Certify host Alex Jones said to the politics journalist: “The internet has exploded because you called Ruth Eliis thick apparently.”
Marr moved by clarifying: “She wasn’t as clever as Diana Dors.”
One Twitter user disclosed: “Nasty of #AndrewMarr to call the poor Ruth Ellis ‘a bit thick’.”
Another guessed: ”Did Andrew Marr really just say that Ruth Ellis was a bit thicker than Diana Dors? What a incongruous turn of phrase.”
And a third said: “I can’t believe that Andrew Marr depicted Ruth Ellis as ‘Thicker’ This is not acceptable language.”
But another leapt to his guard by saying: “It does not alter my perception of Andrew Marr by one iota.”