Oxford writer hits back at Friends actor Matthew Perry after insult

Oxford writer Peter Hitchens has responded to Friends actor Matthew Perry after the star called him in his memoir “a complete tool”.

In Mr. Perry’s new book, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, he details his long battle with drug addiction.

The actor, who played Chandler Bing on the hit TV series, said at the worst time he would take 55 strong painkillers a day to complete filming.

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And he says he debated drug reform with Mr Hitchens on BBC2’s Newsnight in 2013.

The other panelists were Baroness Meacher, a proponent of drug policy reform, and “a complete tool called Peter Hitchens,” he writes.

He continued, “I can’t imagine what it’s like to have a brother everyone adores when you’re the dumb brother everyone hates, but I think Peter just might be able to weigh in on that. what does it do.”

Peter Hitchens’ brother, famed writer Christopher Hitchens, died in 2011.

Mr Hitchens told the Oxford Times: “I have a rather low opinion of people who try to use my late brother’s memory against me, and I wish he hadn’t. ”

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He added that Mr Perry ‘had a huge entourage like he was Henry Kissinger’.

“I think that’s his problem,” Mr Hitchens added.

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“He normally never meets anyone who disagrees with him.

“That might be why, nine years later, the episode still resonates and still strikes him as an important part of his life.

“I tried to argue with him. He mostly responded by insulting me, and he always seems to do that.”

Mr Hitchens added that he didn’t really know who Mr Perry was when he went to Newsnight as he had never watched Friends, although he had heard of Jennifer Aniston.

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Henry Kissinger served as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon, and continued as Secretary of State under Nixon’s successor, Gerald Ford.

This story was written by Andy Ffrench, he joined the team over 20 years ago and now covers community news across Oxfordshire.

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