to think that Sarah Millican should never be given air time again?
missmarplestmarymead · 31/05/2013 22:19
Tonight, she referred to a woman's body being found in 'suspicious circumstances but that the motivation had not been sexual.' She then made her joke which was: how awful it would be to be a murder victim but to not be considered attractive enough for anyone to think that the motivation might have been sexual. She ended by suggesting that the victim could have trimmed their pubic hair.
I found this beyond the pale but made evn worse by the fact that channel 4 chose to broadcast this on the day that a young woman has been found murdered.
OxfordBags · 31/05/2013 22:26
Sarah Millican was not making that joke about the victim, jeeez.
Do you really not comprehend what she is getting at with that joke? That she is being blackly ironic about vile attitudes towards women and rape victims in our society? I despair, I really do...
KarlosKKrinkelbeim · 31/05/2013 22:30
The thing that mystifies me about this generation of comedians - or should I say "comedians" - who go for this brand of sick, deliberately provocative material is how none of them are funny. There is no humour at all in it. The aim is not to make people laugh, it is to shock, through being "edgy" (although note how in reality, they are all deeply reactionary - kicking women, the disabled, minorities, which is about as radical as PG Tips, let's face it).
Since when did comedy stop being about being funny? I am watching Seinfeld right now. it is shameful how we can now offer nothing comparable in this country. Our comedians epitomise our crapness as a nation.
missmarplestmarymead · 31/05/2013 22:35
Yes, I do realise her jokes are 'pre written' but I don;t think it should ever have been written at all. In my opinion, it is a get out of card free card to say something is ironic. I don't think she is 'ironic' stupid, crass, outrageous but 'ironic'- no I don't think so.
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