A Scottish comedian says a 20-minute joke in one of his shows has been responsible for more than 4,000 break-ups.
His live stand-up routines have been streaming on Netflix since September 11 – yes, it only became available to view 10 days ago.
In his show Jigsaw, the 28-year-old, from Fife, rubbishes the notion that everyone has a soulmate, saying the message society puts out is:
“If you are not with someone, you are broken. If you are not with someone, you are incomplete. If you are not with someone, you are not whole.”
As a result, we are made to feel as though we need a partner to feel complete – meaning many settle and end up with the wrong person.
“We’ll force this f***ing person into our lives because we’d much rather have something than nothing,” he explains. The advice has struck a chord with people all over the world, who have been messaging Sloss to thank him for changing their lives.
He has since posted more messages on his Instagram , claiming the relationship death toll has reached more than 4,000 break-ups and 14 divorces.