Thursday, March 26, 2009

More Oppression

Sir David Jason forced to say sorry after making a 'racist' joke on live radio

It was meant to be a bit of harmless fun.

But when Sir David Jason made a joke about Pakistanis on a live radio show some didn't see the funny side.

Last night, the award-winning actor found himself accused of making inappropriate remarks and being out of touch with reality after his joke on Christian O'Connnell's Breakfast Show.

The 69-year-old star was appearing on the Who's Calling Christian feature - where celebrities ring Absolute Radio with a chance to win £20,000 for charity.

Sir David, best known for his role as the gaffe-prone Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses, got into hot water when he was asked to leave a question for the next guest.

He replied: 'What do you call a Pakistani cloakroom attendant?' Following a pause, he then delivered the punchline: 'Me hat, me coat.'

It is a play on words around the name of the political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi - who was from India, not Pakistan.

There was a stunned silence from O'Connell, who added: 'No more jokes like that!' before Sir David came up with a genuine question about Ronnie Barker's early career.


Anonymous said...

From the book-Screwtape Proposes a Toast'



What I want to fix your attention on is the vast, overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence – moral, cultural, social, or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how “democracy” (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient Dictatorships, and by the same methods? You remember how one of the Greek Dictators (they called them “tyrants” then) sent an envoy to another Dictator to ask his advice about the principles of government. The second Dictator led the envoy into a field of grain, and there he snicked off with his cane the top of every stalk that rose an inch or so above the general level. The moral was plain. Allow no preeminence among your subjects. Let no man live who is wiser or better or more famous or even handsomer than the mass. Cut them all down to a level: all slaves, all ciphers, all nobodies. All equals. Thus Tyrants could practise, in a sense, “democracy.” But now “democracy” can do the same work without any tyranny other than her own. No one need now go through the field with a cane. The little stalks will now of themselves bite the tops off the big ones. The big ones are beginning to bite off their own in their desire to Be Like Stalks.

Anonymous said...

There is an Indian restauarant on the holiday island of Lanzarote which is called Mahatma Cote.

Anonymous said...

Tere is an old episode of 'Only Fools & Horses' in which Del Boy says to Rodders, "Run down the Paki shop for us". Strangely enough, even though all the other episodes are repeated regularly, this particular one never gets an airing.

Anonymous said...

The BBC have been busy for several years editing and fixing what they consider unsuitable. I wonder when the leftwing nazis will begin the book burnings?

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for David Jason. He's a British icon being forced to grovel and apologise at the alter of the multi-CULT.

He said nothing offensive and did nothing wrong. I just hope the liberal bastards at the BBC bash a few more icons. They might wake up one day and find the building demolished :)

tonydj said...

A model soldier manufacturer (HAT) are bringing out sudanese 19th century warriors which they are not calling "Fuzzy-Wuzzies" because that is offensive!

Kipling must be turning in his grave

Anonymous said...

The fuzzy wuzzies ?

They don't like it up 'em, I tell you. They do 'not', like it up 'em !

Anonymous said...

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