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Watch The Most Complained About Thing On TV In 2013

by | 17th, December 2013


IF you want complaints, who should you go after? The working classes? No. They can take a joke and besides, they know corporations don’t listen to them at all.

Maybe the middle classes? That’d be stupid. They invented satire so they’d laugh it off, even if jokes at their expense made them cry inside for the rest of their comfortable days. How about posh people? Posh people are clueless and don’t waste their time watching television. They’ve got cellars to maintain and animals to shoot.

So, obviously, that just leaves the religious. The religious are a class of their own and every single one of them more sensitive than an emo with angry eczema.

And they came out in droves to make a Comic Relief sketch starring Rowan Atkinson as a fictional Archbishop of Canterbury the most complained-about TV moment of 2013. The Christians don’t like it when you mock them, even though it says in Daniel 9:9: “The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him.” See? Even God doesn’t mind. Unless he’s in a smitey mood.

You can never tell.

Either way, Ofcom received 487 complaints from viewers saying that the monologue was offensive after Atkinson claimed prayer “doesn’t

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