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Frankie Boyle is at it again! / 4 September 2012

Frankie Boyle tweeting his disablist jokes

Frankie Boyle tweeting his disablist jokes

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He's at it again ... the so called comedian Frankie Boyle is once again attempting to get laughs aimed at disabled people.

This time his target is the disabled athletes taking part in the 2012 Paralympics. And not content with adding this material into his current road show, he's now also tweeting the 'jokes' to his fans.

This is the man who found so much to laugh at when watching people who have Cerebral Palsy or those with learning difficulties. Encouraging his fans to laugh along with him, these deeply offensive observations have now become a main part of his act.

However, although following down a well trodden comedic path, he obviously hasn't taken on board what happened to those other comedians who relied on such racist, sexist, homophobic and disablist material. The likes of the late Bernard Manning for example ...

Who, you ask?

Exactly!

Incidentally, there's more about this in the Guardian. Click here for the link.
 

Keywords: attitudes,audiences,bad attitudes,bad jokes,bernard manning,caricature,cartoons,crippen,disabled peoples protest,discrimination,frankie boyle

Comments

Lynn Harrison via FaceBook

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4 September 2012

He was, although, in the grand scheme of things... he's been sacked by Ch4 who have such a great track record on disability

Crippen

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4 September 2012

Take a look at the Guardian article Shaun (link in blog above) where they list his specific disablist jokes!

Shaun Johnson via FaceBook

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4 September 2012

To be fair, he didnt make any jokes about the paralympics that were taking the piss out of anyone's disabilities, nor was he sacked by ch. 4 as he didn't even have a job or contract with them. But at least it allowed the tabloids to attack him whilst ignoring all the other stuff that disabled people are having to put up with from the paralympics sponsors, for example, which is a far sicker joke than anything Frankie Boyle could come up with.

Eleni Chambers via FaceBook

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4 September 2012

not solely disabled people, there's a fair bit of racism thrown in there as well

Paul Bamlett via FaceBook

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4 September 2012

I have always been pro free speech but this is horrendous!