To think that Frankie Boyle is a despicable human being?

(190 Posts)
MiniEggsinJanuary Tue 29-Jan-13 23:06:10

Just flicked on to an old episode of Mock the Week to find Frankie Boyle. I had forgotten about him and why he was so controversial so I googled and read the Wikipedia section on controversy about him. I knew he was a racist bigot but didn't realise he also made fun of disabled children. Please tell me I am not being unreasonable to think that he doesn't deserve the fees he must get when his programmes are repeated on Dave?

sukysue Tue 29-Jan-13 23:07:05

yanbu vile man.

SirBoobAlot Tue 29-Jan-13 23:07:40

At least on Mock The Week it's not just him talking.

gordyslovesheep Tue 29-Jan-13 23:08:13

he successfully sued a paper that called him racist did he not?

his humour is not always pleasant but as far as I know it's not compulsory either

MrsWolowitzerables Tue 29-Jan-13 23:08:42

YANBU.

He's a horrid excuse for a man and a piss-poor excuse for a comedian. Ugh.

gimmecakeandcandy Tue 29-Jan-13 23:10:27

He seems quite deranged lately, full of hate! I do wonder what he is like with his wife and child!

elizaregina Tue 29-Jan-13 23:11:02

Picking on people with LD is the lowest of the low as far as I am concerned - pick on people who can fight back, not on those that cant.

he is a vile human being - any fees should surely be donated to a charity.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Tue 29-Jan-13 23:11:10

I don't really follow him, the bits I've seen of him haven't amused me too much. Can't believe he takes the piss out of the disabled. Vile.

Cherriesarelovely Tue 29-Jan-13 23:11:24

His "jokes" about Katie Price's son and about Rebecca Addlington were repulsive and then he made a truly horrendous jibe about Madeleine McCann. He is revolting.

Fanjounchained Tue 29-Jan-13 23:15:06

This guy makes me ashamed to be Scottish actually. I have a cousin who is one of the sweetest, most genuine people you could meet and I was left open mouthed a few years ago when she said she'd been to see this arsehole and thought he was hilarious.

I can understand comedians wanting to be controversial but he's just a horrible bastard.

AnyFucker Tue 29-Jan-13 23:16:50

There was a piss taking comedy sketch show on telly last night called "Very Important People" I had never seen before. They parodied him pretty well.

BumBiscuits Tue 29-Jan-13 23:18:11

He makes me laugh.

I disagree that he's a racist bigot. I believe a court also disagreed with the Mirror for saying this. He donated the £50k he was awarded to charity. He also donated his profits from his Irish gigs last year to an Irish domestic violence charity. He speaks up for female comedy writers in a non patronising way

As Gordy said, it's not compulsory to watch him or Miranda for that matter

MiniEggsinJanuary Tue 29-Jan-13 23:18:16

Madeleine McCann as well? Oh for goodness sake.

Of course his "comedy" isn't compulsory Gordy but unfortunately that doesn't stop people hearing his comments without meaning to. My pint is that he shouldn't be given the air time to be allowed to put forward such upsetting and heinous views.

FreudiansSlipper Tue 29-Jan-13 23:20:42

you are playing in to his hands this is what he wants

at times he is very funny on mtw he is very quick with his comebacks but he likes to disgust and outrage people that is his act

SamanthaStormer Tue 29-Jan-13 23:20:53

YANBU. He's vile, and can't understand why people would find him funny. The things he said about Katie Price's son was absolutely revolting.
Say what you like about her I can't stand her as she's a grown up who willingly puts herself into the media spotlight and ridicules herself enough with her actions, but leave her kids out of it.
They're innocents. They don't ask for twats like him to take the piss out of them. angry

pigletmania Tue 29-Jan-13 23:21:37

YANBU vile man not funny at all

timidviper Tue 29-Jan-13 23:21:42

I'm in agreement with BumBiscuits. I like him and if you don't, just don't watch him.

Harriet35 Tue 29-Jan-13 23:22:52

I like him. Even if you don't think he's funny you don't think he should be banned from our screens surely?

chickensarmpit Tue 29-Jan-13 23:23:00

My oh thinks he's hilarious and I must admit, he make me laugh sometimes. I think he goes too far with his jokes but I don't think he's vile. An idiot yes.

Tommy Tue 29-Jan-13 23:24:25

interesting discussion about him on "I've never seen Star Wars" on R4 this evening. Jenni Murray was on and had never seen him so they sent her a DVD - she was extremely unimpressed.....

gordyslovesheep Tue 29-Jan-13 23:24:37

yes but there is an off switch

FelicityWasCold Tue 29-Jan-13 23:25:59

I think some people are making the mistake of thinking he believes what he says.

It wouldn't be a joke if he meant it would it?

Personally I'm own the fence with how funny he is. But the skill that he uses is evident.

Slipperyslopin Tue 29-Jan-13 23:26:20

Jimmy Carr is very controversial too but manages to do it in a different, less offensive way. I've heard that people who complain and are offended by his material are sent muffin baskets XD

Harriet35 Tue 29-Jan-13 23:27:26

"My pint is that he shouldn't be given the air time to be allowed to put forward such upsetting and heinous views. "
You could say that about any comedian that has views that people disagree with. Or any person in general. Nobody has a right not to be upset!

SamanthaStormer Tue 29-Jan-13 23:28:31

I like him. Even if you don't think he's funny you don't think he should be banned from our screens surely?

So, what's the difference between a so called comedian on national telly making fun of disabled kids and making disgusting jokes about nobody wanting him and a random person on the street?
Why is it more acceptable if you're doing it in the name of so called 'comedy on telly'? hmm
People would quite rightly slap down bullies for saying the same thing. So why does the same rule not apply for him? Is it more acceptable when you're famous?
Joe Bloggs general public, down the road, could make the same argument that he's "only having a laugh."
But there's no difference between him and Frankie really, is there.

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