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Jimmy Carr’s M5 Death Joke Makes Him Look Like A Coward And A Bullying Cock: He Can’t Win

by | 7th, November 2011

CAN Jimmy Carr make a joke from the deaths of seven people in a crash on the M5 near Taunton? Some may have been burnt to death.

The TV funnyman tweets:

”An (sic) couple married for 66 yrs died within 3 days of each other. That’s nothing. My grandparents died on exactly the same day…. car crash.”

Carr then says it was not his intention to be offensive and make fun of the deaths of Anthony and Pam Adams, who were on their way home after visiting their family in Taunton:

”Very bad timing by me. The joke was obviously not about recent tragic events. Apologies if any offence caused.”

Not only is Carr unlucky enough to look cheap and offensive by the unfortunate timing of his joke but to some who enjoy abusive humour his subsequent apology makes him look like a mealy-mouthed coward. The poor chap can’t win. Sheeha! At least Bernard Manning was funny and made no pretence about his racism. Manning, the man the new comic elite make a show of being so unlike, was no hypocrite.

Other comics, less honourable than Carr, may just make jokes about what convention says jokes should not be made about, such as Frankie Boyle’s funnies aimed at the handicapped. The target is weak and, crucially, not prone to violence and likely to firebomb Boyle’s home. If Boyle and Carr are so out there, why not joke about Islam, the Irish, blacks and Jews? Why not a good Holocaust joke, or one about killing children?

Some comics make jokes about sexual assaults on women. An Australian comic named Jim Jefferies observed:

“You can’t do jokes about black people or Asian people. But you can do a rape joke onstage now and there’s not a problem.”

One comic told his audience: “What do nine out of 10 people enjoy? / Gang rape.”

Jimmy Carr was that comic. He was saying the unsayable. Only, he never did paraphrase Mel Gibson and say, “What do nine out of 10 niggers enjoy?” or change “people” to “Pakis’, “yids”, “poofs”, “paedos” and “rag heads”. Carr can tell that joke because women, like the Down’s Syndrome sufferer and the old couple killed in a car crash, are unlikelty to kick his head in.

Carr and his ilk do not make jokes that are edgy – they just make jokes at easy victims who lack power. You know, like those funnymen who told jokes about Pakis and coons in the 1960s and 1970s…



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