The protester who smeared Rupert Murdoch with shaving foam said he is "proud" of what he did and would do so again.
Wannabe stand-up comedian Jonathan May-Bowles said he threw the plate of foam at the media mogul to "highlight the surrealness" of his appearance before a select committee on Tuesday.
And he told Radio 5 Live: "If I could just bring him down a peg or two, even if only for a few moments, I felt it was worth it."
May-Bowles, who uses the stage name Jonnie Marbles, also conceded that he had a feeling of "embarrassment" after he threw foam at the 80-year-old News Corporation boss.
He told presenter Victoria Derbyshire: "More than anything else I think it was a feeling of embarrassment, particularly as I realised that the people in the room - MPs and suchlike - thought it was all very silly."
But he added: "I still do feel proud of what I did. I knew it would split opinion. I recognise there are legitimate criticisms of what I did but I do feel proud of it."
Mr Murdoch was appearing before MPs on the Media Select Committee in a hearing which stemmed from the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World.
May-Bowles has been charged with a public order offence over the incident and is due before City of Westminster magistrates next Friday.
He said: "I'm not a violent person, I have got no interest in committing acts of violence but I really thought he needed taking down a peg or two."
Mr Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng had "rage in her eyes" and lunged at him, which he said he did not expect. "I wouldn't like to have a rematch with her but I didn't come off particularly scathed," May-Bowles said.