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   Old Thread  #331 10 Jun 2020 at 11.45am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'd say it was unbelievable but unfortunately....


I did hear that the BNP were criticising PG Tips for exploiting black actors in their old adverts...


(that's how you do subversion Mr Walliams)
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   Old Thread  #330 10 Jun 2020 at 11.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I see #Boycott Sainsbury;s is trending. Yesterday is was #Boycott Yorkshire Tea and #Boycott PG Tips...

Why? Because Sainsbury's, Yorkshire Tea and PG Tip have come out as publicly supporting BLM.

Yes! Seriously. You couldn't make it up.

Just off to buy some tea from my local branch of my favourite supermarket.
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   Old Thread  #329 10 Jun 2020 at 11.14am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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a world where people are treated equally regardless of ethnicity is only scary to those who prefer the inequality - likely because it means they won't be top of the pile anymore...

and street names? that's your big worry? would you be happy to bring up your kids on Hitler Avenue? we know you find the Holocaust a joke...
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   Old Thread  #328 10 Jun 2020 at 11.10am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You sound very scared Wayne.

What exactly are you scared of? A road where you don't live having its name changed? Why?
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   Old Thread  #327 10 Jun 2020 at 10.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The world has been making small steps for hundreds of years!

What the world is becoming is a scary thought, I mean there is people entertaining the idea of changing street names FFS.......history is exactly that, we live and learn but what some people want nowadays is a complete joke!
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   Old Thread  #326 10 Jun 2020 at 10.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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We are heading for a dull sanitised snowflake world, wouldn't be surprised if usually tolerant people will get restless.

I'm sure that was written on the wall of the Colosseum when they ditched the gladiators

All the satirical comedy on TV is simply people taking the piss out of people in power, mostly elected politicians, but some unelected bureaucrats - lots of power either way.
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   Old Thread  #325 10 Jun 2020 at 10.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah good point Jon

When one is dealing with racists then intelligence is lacking. Their perception of some of that 'comedy' (that's subjective - I don't find ANY of little Britain funny) is different than a more intelligent viewer.

I can see both sides to the argument. Shows like 'mind your language' were just taking the p out of different racial stereotypes. Maybe little Britain is being cleverer than the dumb racists and it's an attempt to subvert things and laugh at the outdated attitudes. Who knows? Given the wider context (Matt Lucas and the 'only gay in the village' is the clear example) it seems more likely. The problem remains with the less intelligent nasty element who just laugh at the racism.

4 lions is a similar example, but Chris Morris has a long history of subverting prejudices and is - imho- far better at it than walliams and Lucas.

In other news - literally - I've just seen my old Drama school on the news apologising for their systematic racism and vowing to make changes

Like it or not, positive things are happening. Tinhead said it, small steps. We are making a good start.

Edit - stop complaining about snowflakes. Surely they are ideal for racists -( not you tinhead.)
I mean, they are white, they don't come from hot countries, if you get enough of them together then you can cover up a multitude of sins and make the whole place white...

Edit 2 - I see Trump has found new low levels to sink to. Do you think the White House staff try to confiscate his phone at night?


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   Old Thread  #324 10 Jun 2020 at 10.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
We are heading for a dull sanitised snowflake world, wouldn't be surprised if usually tolerant people will get restless.

Would love to hear some Prince Andrew jokes
As for taking the piss out of people with power aren't there comedy programmes where this happens?
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   Old Thread  #323 10 Jun 2020 at 10.11am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wayne, you sound like some old bloke in the corner of the pub in the 80s complaining about Bernard Manning being taken off.

I don't think Little Britain was offensive, but who am I to judge? Things move on, the world continues to turn. Lots of comedy (not Bernard Manning) wasn't intended to be offensive. The Alf Garnet character was supposed to be ridiculous himself, bit like the Al Murray pub landlord. The problem is that many people are so thick they actually agreed with the ludicrous characters and used them to reinforce their racist ideas.

Matt Lucas playing the self-important woman running the fat club who talks down to an Asian woman and says 'I didn't understand a word...' when the Asian woman speaks, is Matt Lucas taking the piss out of middle aged white self-important women, which is what they intended and not a problem.
People doing the voice and telling Asian people 'I didn't understand a word...' in Tesco the next day is the problem.

How about people just taking the piss out of people with more power, and leaving those with less power alone?

Anyone got any Prince Andrew jokes?
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   Old Thread  #322 10 Jun 2020 at 9.36am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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if that's what you mean. yes

knocking stuff down that was built by slaves No I was thinking is there any statues of people linked to slavery in Rome

The only reason it came to mind was they were talking about food in ancient Rome on the tv
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   Old Thread  #321 10 Jun 2020 at 9.36am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Jon, A lot of the black americans spoken to were referencing the fact they were slaves and have been oppressed ever since. hence the aggression and rioting! Things have changed massively over the last 400 years but its still very much at the heart of things!

My point is the world is going mad, I mean removing Little britain and Bo selecta etc under scrutiny is taking things to far IMO..........millenial snowflakes are the next generation and their pandering to anything and everything is taking the world down a very slippery slope. We may as well ditch comedians, jokes of any kind etc etc Where do you draw the line?

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   Old Thread  #320 10 Jun 2020 at 9.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
There was a big BLM demo in Rome at the weekend, if that's what you mean.

I don't think anyone's talking about knocking stuff down that was built by slaves, are they?

I doubt the labourers on Stone Henge had a union rep...
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   Old Thread  #319 10 Jun 2020 at 9.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Genuine question Rome was built upon slavery is there any talks or protests going on there?
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   Old Thread  #318 10 Jun 2020 at 8.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What’s up spanky........point 1 or point 2?
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   Old Thread  #317 10 Jun 2020 at 7.40am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wouldn't expect anything else from you Wayne !
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