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TV programme tonight by Katie Price about the Fr(w)ankie Boyle incident, and disabled children's battles, 9pm Sky living

(26 Posts)
sickofsocalledexperts Thu 30-Jun-11 19:42:07

There is a documentary on tonight abou Katie Price's fight with Wankie Boyle and Channel 4 after their hideous "joke" about her blind, autistic son Harvey. Sky Living at 9pm.

brandy77 Thu 30-Jun-11 19:59:10

gutted i cant get sky sad a mum i met in GOSH is on the show tonight as her son goes to the same school as harvey

signandsmile Thu 30-Jun-11 21:26:01

also article in the Daily hate mail. (didn't buy it, just read it at mother in lawsgrin). article quite good tho... hmm

anniebear Thu 30-Jun-11 22:09:44

I enjoyed watching, she came across really well

BakeliteBelle Thu 30-Jun-11 22:15:34

Good for her. Shocking crap about her publicity seeking on the AIBU of course. Disgusting that Channel 4 and Boyle don't apologise at the very least.

keepingupwiththejoneses Thu 30-Jun-11 22:48:51

I thought both the programme and the article in the paper where great. Not so great is the reaction to the article on the AIBU board.
I agree about her not hiding him away as it would be like she was ashamed of harvey. Good on her I say.

Sandhills Thu 30-Jun-11 23:34:26

Really glad Katie did the programme, she showed a side of being a parent of a child with special needs. Comedian is low life in my opinion - not only because child had special needs, a joke like that about any child would be sick.

unpa1dcar3r Fri 01-Jul-11 10:53:08

Excellent programme. Well done to Katie for highlighting these issues we all face. She's used her fame to the good and I applaud her. Actually I just wrote a letter to her to thank her and to keep the fight up for all of us mums n dads of sen kids.
That so called comediant went completely off my radar when he made those jokes. Liked him before that. He's a twat and a vile ugly bully and also I think rather perverted talking about a child like that. Uuuurgh.

appropriatelytrained Fri 01-Jul-11 11:43:36

I also thought the female comedian who was trying to make excuses for Boyle as pathetic and made no sense at all.

Who cares if he thinks he is using shock tactics? For what end? Freedom of speech can also be qualified by its impact on community interests. That is why we don't allow people to abuse others on the basis of race or gender.

Would that silly little comedian have thought it was acceptable if Boyle had used racism to shock? No.

That's the trouble with this brand of comedy (Jimmy Carr included with all his 'pikey' or 'retard' crap). They talk about 'pushing back boundaries' etc and they're not. They're villiifying the vulnerable.

If you wanted to really push the boundaries - hit out at the establishment and the powerful. Not those in need of protection.

It isn't clever and challenging comedy, it's pathetic little self-obsessed middle class men leading self-indulgent lives encouraging the lowest common denominator to laugh with them at minorities so they can fill out provincial theatres and make a fast buck.

Beneath contempt.

Good for you Katie. Harvey looks like he's made fantastic progress. Well done!

Triggles Fri 01-Jul-11 13:08:10

Yes, after reading the AIBU thread, I am horrified. I cannot believe some of the comments on there. It's devastating to think that some people feel that it's okay to make those types of jokes. Again, it's the old "of course it'd be different if it was racist".... apparently minorities are people, but those who are disabled are not. angry

It just makes me despair about the world we live in. How can people believe that? And to act like it's acceptable simply because of who his mother is... so apparently you are only allowed to be offended by comments regarding a disabled child if you, as the child's parent, are beyond reproach. hmm

It's just like a rape victim being judged by their attire and activities prior to the assault... if you've made mistakes, you're on trial, not the offender. How unbelievably wrong!

Davros Fri 01-Jul-11 13:15:19

Whatever else she is/does, I have always admired and supported KP on MN in relation to Harvey and as a mum. I have taped the programme and I normally avoid these things.
Very good post appropriatelytrained.

I'm watching this now as I sky plussed it.

It feels as if it has invited me into the lives of some of you who have children with these sort of disabilities and given me much more insight of the day to day difficulties.

Really good programme and lots of respect to you guys.

sickofsocalledexperts Fri 01-Jul-11 18:48:07

I think Frankie Boyle is just the Jim Davidson for our era, with unacceptable disabilist jokes rather than Davidson's "chalky nig nog" unacceptable racist jokes.

Hopefully we will look back on Frankie like we do on Jim Davidson one day, as a dinosaur from a lost age. We need to make taking the piss out of someone because of the disabilty they have just as socially verboten as taking the piss out of someone for the colour of their skin.

I think Katie Price made a really good program, and Twitter went wild afterwards with thousands of people tweeting "makefrankieboyelapologise"

pigletmania Fri 01-Jul-11 19:38:56

What is the programme called, can you get it on you tube

BakeliteBelle Fri 01-Jul-11 20:25:08

shocking that Frankie Boyle attracts young, educated audiences and broadcasters like Channel 4. We are up against so much

BakeliteBelle Fri 01-Jul-11 20:26:16

He will only stop when enough people in the audience disrupt his show. Anyone else want to buy a ticket?

Pixel Fri 01-Jul-11 20:49:19

I wanted to watch this but I didn't get home in time. Is it likely to be repeated do you think?

It's on Sky Anytime but not youtube

unpa1dcar3r Fri 01-Jul-11 21:21:41

OMG am not believing the vitriol on AIBU from certain types. Most have been understanding and nice but for goodness sakes, many seem to have targeted katie. That girl can't do right for doing boody wrong can she!

TheCrunchyside Sat 02-Jul-11 08:49:58

The aibu thread was chilling. So many people refusing to engage at all with how wrong it is to mock a child with disabilities. Really depressing.

appropriatelytrained Sat 02-Jul-11 09:22:28

This type of comedy (to a less brutal degree) is so mainstream though as you can see not only by Boyle's reluctance to apologise although he must appreciate what he said was appalling but also the silly little comedian girl who clearly thought it was all part of the rough and tumble of the comedy world.

What a bunch of wankers they all are.

Wendihouse22 Sat 02-Jul-11 09:46:19

And we wonder how the abuse at Winterbourne View (Panorama documentary) came about? People like Carr and Boyle making it Ok to poke fun at and verbally abuse disabled and vulnerable people.

We should be shocked and appalled..... There'd be outrage if their acts talked about niggers and Pakis. And rightly so.

appropriatelytrained Sat 02-Jul-11 09:58:19

You are right and they wouldn't do that as that would lose them money. But it's ok to have a go at vulnerable groups, attract your Sun readers but keep your Channel 4 types happy by pretending you're doing it to 'shock' and 'push back boundaries' .

I can't believe supposedly intelligent broadcasters like Channel 4 put these people on their channel.

Sick of - you are right. They are the latter day Jim Davidsons. I'm not sure why others can't see that. 10 years from now we'll be laughing at and despising them and their audiences the same way we do now for 1970s comics.

unpa1dcar3r Sat 02-Jul-11 13:21:18

Example 1; Jade Goody called Shilpa Shetty a p*ki.
Result; media outcry, Jade hounded and vilified, Shilpa Shetty made a heroine, also made a fortune! Ch 4 apologising, Jade going to india to shake hands with poor kids to prove she wasn't racist (stayed in a 5* hotel but still)...

Example 2; Vinnie Jones (again on BB) told davina McCall she was 'walking like a r*tard'.
Result; Nothing, a big fat zilch, not one complaint as far as I'm aware, not one referrence to it being said and being wrong, and no apology.

Wendihouse22 Sat 02-Jul-11 18:06:18

Unpaid....that's just so awful.

Christ, makes me wonder if these people would agree with a Nazi style euthanasia programme to rid our society of all the "retards"? Oh, but then they wouldn't have sufficient material to form an act.

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