Viewers were not happy with a certain guest on last night’s Late Late Show.
Irish politician, Mannix Flynn appeared on the flagship programme and spoke out against the Apollo House campaign, branding it “exploitative”.
The Home Sweet Home project raised over €160,000 as part of its campaign to combat homelessness in Ireland. Their aim was to challenge the “broken policies which favour banks, vulture funds and put property before the most basic needs of people” and they did this by taking over a NAMA owned building to provide shelter to the homeless. It was supported by a number of well known Irish faces including; Glen Hansard, Hozier and Kodaline.
Mannix heavily criticised the campaign and said he doesn’t think it achieved anything at all.
“I wasn’t happy about it at all,” he told Ryan.
“I found that it was deeply exploitative and that the individuals who are in Apollo House were basically exploiting the homeless for their own capital.
“I know this now because they had the cameras in there and they were recording for the documentary that was shown last night.
“I challenge these people because I know from working in Dublin City Council that there are thousands of staff working every single day to facilitate and assist homeless individuals.”
Viewers were not happy with his criticisms and they took to Twitter to vent their frustrations.