The singer claimed that while she is "all there for" people living their best lives, she didn't "want to see her dad" grooving in the club.
Scottish singer Tallia Storm added gasoline to an online discussion this week by suggesting that people over 40 should not be allowed into nightclubs. The 22-year-old made the controversial statement during an appearance on ITV's Good Morning Britain after UK minister Michael Gove was spotted dancing in an Aberdeen nightclub over the weekend. Echoing the sentiments of some of her peers in response to photos and videos of Gove letting loose on the dance floor, Storm said that clubbing should be "left to the youngsters." The singer claimed that while she is "all there for" people living their best lives, she didn't "want to see her dad" grooving in the club.
the best club nights I have ever had were in Vegas where people aged 21-50+ were all partying together and it was such a vibe— Natalie Morris (@Nmozz) August 31, 2021
why are we intent on putting an age limit on enjoyment??https://t.co/FO0FDtdpeY
Speaking to hosts Charlotte Hawkins and Sean Fletcher in a debate involving DJ Tony Blackburn, Storm said: "I love that, the thought of seeing everybody live their best lives I'm here for it. But I'm 22-years-old, I'm only just coming into my prime. I do not want to walk into the club and see my dad, see my dad's friends, or even my granddad cutting some shapes. And I'm just not sure what we have in common. You know, do they like Tion Wayne? Do they like Central Cee? I'm not sure if they'd even be able to relate to, you know, Top Hits UK right now."
Should over 40s be banned from nightclubs?— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) August 31, 2021
After Michael Gove was spotted raving in an Aberdeen nightclub, singer @Tallia_Storm says she doesn't want to see her dad or his friends dancing in a club.
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"So I think [I'm] all up for cutting some shapes but I think £5 entry fee, £2 shots, they can be left to us youngsters and you guys have many more options to head to," she added. According to Daily Mail, 78-year-old Blackburn pointed out the flaws in the ageist response to Gove's fun night out by tapping into his own experiences. "I think Michael Gove was having fun. If you took this to extremes and banned people over 40 from being in a club - all those people in Ibiza all the DJs, they're all over 40 do you stop them performing?" he asked.
Michael Gove proves that the current transportation problems are not affecting imports from Colombia. pic.twitter.com/7kKSkamahX— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) August 29, 2021
"I was 60 when I first went to Ibiza, I don't go there now, but I was 60 and then I went to a club that was playing trance music and I loved it," the DJ continued. "I don't just see why it should be that you're over 40 and you can't go to a club, it's obviously ridiculous. And with all due respect someone of 22-years-old, you've only got 18 years left, so you better get on with it." He went on to argue that perhaps there should be nightclubs exclusively for individuals over 40 years of age, and that seeing older people "getting up and dancing is fabulous."
As if 40 is old?? It doesn’t matter how old you are if you’re enjoying yourself having a dance what’s wrong with that? I don’t care if people don’t like my dancing!🤣🤣— Joanne Dixon (@JoanneD94270229) August 31, 2021
I'm 26 and I've never had an issue seeing older people in a club. They're there to have fun so am I just let it happen.— Vordel (@Vordel) August 31, 2021
So, @Tallia_Storm claims she's "just coming into my prime" but she's reached the peak of her ignorance! Agism is an ugly look on anyone, petal. No filter is gonna cover that up.— Charlie Hides TV (@charliehidestv) August 31, 2021
Why…. I’m 59 and and you cannot keep me out of a nightclub, raving since the beginning of time, anyone into music wouldn’t have such a narrow minded view— Catherine Derby (@cmuldoond) August 31, 2021
"Why shouldn't we over 40 be able to have some fun?" asked Blackburn. "When you are over 40 you don't care as much as when you are 22 or 24-years-old and I know what she means about seeing her dad in the club but why not? It doesn't matter." The idea of separate venues for people older than her seemed to appeal to Storm. "My brother just turned 17, so he has one year left until he hits the clubs, I asked him what would he think if he saw a politician in the club, and he said 'absolutely not.' Perhaps we should talk about a separate place for the over 50s, 60s to cut some shapes. I'm just not sure when we're having fun and dancing with our friends I'm not sure are in sync."
Jersey singer Tallia Storm believes nightclubs should have an age limit, suggesting separate venues for older groups.— ITV News Channel TV (@ITVChannelTV) August 31, 2021
It comes after UK minister Michael Gove was spotted dancing in an Aberdeen nightclub over the weekend.
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"Speaking from my own experience, the 50 year olds and 60 year olds, they're not there to dance. From my own experience, it's kind of cringey, it's kind of creepy, they're judging, they're staring at me and I just want to have some fun," she added.
Tallia Storm's 17 year old brother was at the same bar as me yesterday. I'm assuming it was just pepsi he had in the glass he was swigging from.... 🤨— Bex (@14MilesToFrance) August 31, 2021
The over 40s know how to rave, all these youngsters care about is getting a selfie instead of appreciating the surroundings and music they’re in. Such an insulting statement— tall philly (@bigphillyk) August 31, 2021