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to be so annoyed that the welsh girl was thrown off the chair on Graham Norton just because she was Welsh?

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atosilis Fri 10-Jun-11 23:32:09

Tonight a girl sat in the red chair and said her name was 'Taleri' (?). When he asked where the name was from, she said it was Welsh so she immediately threw her off. Totally silly, why is that OK but if she was someone called 'Fish' and that it was an enterwhatyouwill name and he did the same thing it's racist?

atosilis Fri 10-Jun-11 23:32:46

he threw her off

atosilis Fri 10-Jun-11 23:38:40

Obviously not. OK, pass on, nothing interesting here.

corsilk Fri 10-Jun-11 23:39:52

Graham is very fickle though. He throws people off the chair if he is bored with them.

OpusProSerenus Fri 10-Jun-11 23:40:37

I didn't see this so may be wrong but I'm under the impression what Graham Norton does is HUMOUR.

If people keep choosing to be offended by everything we'll have no humour left in life.

I'm a scouser and have lived in several different areas of the country, if I had a quid for every scouse joke I've heard I'd be rich. Life is much more fun if you enjoy the jokes and save your offense for things that really need it

corsilk Fri 10-Jun-11 23:41:37

I saw it but wasn't paying attention to the girl...probably because she was a bit boring...

scurryfunge Fri 10-Jun-11 23:43:27

I thought she was thrown off because Simon Pegg was sure her name was Eastern European and it wasn't so she had to go.

midlandsmumof4 Fri 10-Jun-11 23:53:17

It's Friday night humour-get a life.

atosilis Fri 10-Jun-11 23:53:47

Tom Hanks was appalled. Simon Pegg said it was some it was some sort of Star Wars name.

atosilis Fri 10-Jun-11 23:55:09

The girl never had a chance to talk, she just said her name was Welsh

corsilk Fri 10-Jun-11 23:55:26

'some sort of Star Wars name' - not really racist is it?

atosilis Fri 10-Jun-11 23:56:32

No problem with some sort of Star Wars name, had to hold my sides

scurryfunge Fri 10-Jun-11 23:56:34

atosilis, that is the joke, it happens every week. Someone gets binned for no apparent reason.

atosilis Fri 10-Jun-11 23:57:45

The message was, "I don't want to hear what you have to say, you're Welsh"

corsilk Fri 10-Jun-11 23:58:42

I don't think so - GrahAm Norton bins them if he is bored with them

atosilis Fri 10-Jun-11 23:59:11

I LIKE Graham Norton

scurryfunge Fri 10-Jun-11 23:59:13

Yes, as in you are Welsh and not Eastern European as expected -byeeee

atosilis Fri 10-Jun-11 23:59:56

She didn't get a chance to open her mouth apart from say her name. On that basis he binned her.

WhatsWrongWithYou Sat 11-Jun-11 00:00:50

He's thrown people off for much less - often they haven't even opened their mouths!
But it's funny and no one gets into that chair without knowing it might happen, and for the most random reasons.

corsilk Sat 11-Jun-11 00:00:50

That's normal for him

said Sat 11-Jun-11 00:03:15

You sound like you've not watched it before? He doesn't need a reason.

mamas12 Sat 11-Jun-11 00:03:34

Ok first of all Teleri is a welsh name
Simon Pegg said it was Vulcan = funny
She should have carried on with that tbh but she said it's a welsh name = fact but not funny and really killed Simons joke so
Graham ejected her= not really fair or that funny.
I think it is lazy sterotyping racism, I was offended because I'm welsh but what the hell.

atosilis Sat 11-Jun-11 00:03:55

I understand his humour, I knew him about 20years ago but I think he will be embarrassed.

said Sat 11-Jun-11 00:06:04

I don't think he will ever think about the incident ever again

atosilis Sat 11-Jun-11 00:07:21

He will, he hates Irish jokes and discrimation

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