The title is a joke.
It is also a massive lie.
I’ve never fantasised about Jo Brand. I wouldn’t even rape Jo Brand. The only time I see her is if she is on my tele and then I quickly change the channel before she makes another witty observation about cake.
I wouldn’t possess any of Chorlton Brewery’s “battery acid” beers to throw at her either as I wouldn’t have bought them, seeing as they are hard to find in Manchester for a start and therefore the only other way of getting them would be to stove in Mike’s head, or any other employee that may still work there, with a brick and steal some.
Of course I wouldn’t do any of that because bestowing physical violence, rape and theft are criminal acts and particularly heinous and nasty ones at that.
Jokes aren’t crimes.
Well, they shouldn’t be but in this day and age words and offence are far more easily taken than given.
He was warning about this.
This blog has been warning about this.
Well, not the general public. We all carry on working as normal, having a drink and getting on with our lives and then wonder what has happened to the world around us
The mass media, the social media users and the political bubble make up the rules, make up the arguments and the faux outrage and somehow this is how laws are drafted these days.
When I was growing up it was “the right” that got offended by jokes.
In more recent history, back when Frankie Boyle had an edge and hadn’t happily compromised it for a BBC pay check he got in to trouble making a joke about the Queen.
Furore but nothing much happened. Though Boyle didn’t last much longer on TV after that, mainly because his Channel 4 TV show wasn’t as funny as his stand-up.
This has flipped, sort of, in the last 3 years to “the left” now getting upset at everything.
Danny Baker was sacked for a tweeted joke he made. He made it in a personal capacity. Also at the expense of the royal family. He apologised but in this instance the BBC sacked him.
Jo Brand made a joke about throwing acid instead of milkshakes at people she disagreed with.
And so “the right,” trying to take notes out of the new left’s offence play book have kicked up a fuss to the extent that now our useless and wholly ineffective Prime Minister has stepped in.
Boyle and Brand probably weren’t at the time/aren’t employed by the BBC, contract wise, so short of not hiring them again they can’t do much. In both of these instances though, the programmes were recorded, edited and then the material was deemed suitable for broadcast.
Which it is.
Because it’s a fucking joke.
Baker, being employed by the BBC, was able to be sacked and as such some would say this “right wing outrage” is merely to highlight the inconsistency shown by the BBC and media in general, towards anyone said not to be on “the left.”
I get that but this action merely greases the slope even more. It normalises bullshit like this and makes it easier for the police to waste their time investigating non-crimes like this when they should be doing real criminal investigations. Like wrong think on social media.
Thanks for reading.