Primary school teacher Christian Webb has been fired from his job after being outed as viral comedy rapper MC Devvo.
Last December, Webb was dismissed from his role as a primary school teacher but little information has been revealed until now as to the reason why.
Being a primary school teacher was only one part of Christian Webb’s life; YouTube was a platform that gave him the opportunity to create a alternate version of himself, where he could rap about topics such as drugs, sex with young girls and domestic violence. Particular lyrics include: “Have a can of Kestrel an’ I’ll kick me’ girlfriend’s head in’, ‘Hold her down do it right’, and ‘F*** ’em while they’re young’.
Webb’s personal life was far from this gangster lifestyle, as he was employed as a teacher at Thorn King Edwards Primary School in Doncaster, where he worked for over four years.
When contacted by The Sun, Webb aged 36 said: “It’s not something I want to discuss.”
After hearing the news, a parent informed The Sun: “Everyone said he was brilliant but you wouldn’t want Ali G as your kid’s teacher.” Another added: “Kids don’t realise it’s meant to be a joke.”
On Twitter, the discussion has taken a different turn. With fans saying there needs to be justice for MC Devvo.
Solidarity and justice for MC Devvo
— Hogbreens (@OThreens) August 8, 2019
canny belive Devvos been sacked as a primary school teacher cos of the MC Devvo vids he made back in 2005 hahahaha #justicefordevvo
— april (@aprilllusher) August 8, 2019
In 2007, comedy duo MC Devvo and David Firth (of Salad Fingers) took YouTube by storm by rapping about everything from drinking tinnies to crystal meth, in a thick Doncaster accent.
Last year, Webb was interviewed by Vice – as alter ego MC Devvo – to discuss his input into comedy rap and its satirical themes.
“The driving force when it started was just to make Dave laugh and then it moved to telly and then it made me think, “Oh this is big right now.'”
When discussing whether or not people believed MC Devvo was a real person, he stated: “Everyone’s happy to accept them two things aren’t they. They’re not p****d off Big Shaq’s not ‘real’. Where at the time I think there was people thinking Devvo was real, and it causes a bit of a thing where they’re asking ‘is it real or not real?’.
“It used to really f*** people off if someone was like, ‘Oh Devvo isn’t a joke’ and then they found out I was. Now everyone is quite happy to have Big Shaq and also the fact that he’s actually Michael D.”
MC Devvo added: “Around 2008 and 2009 I was thinking, ‘This isn’t what I should be, I’m p****d off – I’m not making what I thought I’d be’. So I just took a step back from it, because it pulled me into this world that I actually weren’t thinking about entering into.
“[I’ve] not made actual millions, of course I haven’t, but what I have done has made me happy.”