DUP councillor who told Rihanna to cover up loses seat | Ents & Arts News

A farmer who informed Rihanna to place her garments again on when she made a music video in his corn area has misplaced his council seat.

Alan Graham, from the Democratic Unionist Occasion, bought hot under the collar when he went to fetch his tractor from the set of the shoot in 2011.

The singer, from Barbados, used a few of his land in County Down to advertise her single We Discovered Love.

Site visitors got here to a standstill on the outskirts of Bangor as followers flocked for a glimpse of their idol.

The costumes during which Rihanna braved the Ulster autumn included a purple bikini barely lined by an extra-large cowboy shirt, and a red-and-white striped bikini and unbuttoned denims.

Mr Graham, who was 61 on the time, mentioned he didn’t “imagine younger women ought to should take their garments off to entertain”.

He didn’t cease the filming, saying Rihanna had been “very gracious and respectful” after they chatted and so they “parted firm on good phrases”.

Carry On and EastEnders star Barbara Windsor mentioned she may see his standpoint, commenting on the time: “I do not blame him.

“How previous is he? Does he want that at his time of life, seeing Rihanna taking her high off? He does not.”

Mr Graham is understood for his conservative views, and objected to a proposal to gentle up Bangor City Corridor within the rainbow colors for a Delight occasion final yr.

He has spent a number of phrases as a councillor on Ards and North Down Council, however has now misplaced his seat to the Alliance Occasion’s Scott Wilson.

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