The BBC has defended a comedian who ‘joked’ about hurling acid over Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.
Jo Brand appeared on a Radio 4 panel show called ‘Heresy’ during which she ‘joked’ that the recent string of milkshake attacks on politicians such as Nigel Farage should have been carried out with acid instead: “Certain unpleasant characters are being thrown to the fore, and they’re very, very easy to hate, and I’m kind of thinking, why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid?”
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Summit.news reports: The left, which normally rushes to prosecute, humiliate and ban people for offensive jokes, rushed to her defense.
This includes the BBC, which said that the jokes on the show are “deliberately provocative as the title implies” and they are “not intended to be taken seriously.”
This is the same corporation that fired radio host Danny Baker over a “racist” joke about the royal baby that wasn’t even intended to be racist.
One wonders how the BBC would react if a right-wing comic appeared on one of their shows and “joked” about acid attacking left-wing politicians.
I think the outcome may have been a little different.
“It’s OK when we do it.”