Sigh

Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills’ show is being investigated by the broadcasting watchdog over jokes about Essex girls.
The BBC show has sparked complaints that the quips, aired last month, were sexist and derogatory.
Jokes included: ‘What’s the first thing an Essex girl does in the morning? Goes home’, ‘Why does an Essex girl wear knickers? To keep her ankles warm’, and ‘What does an Essex girl say after her doctor tells her she is pregnant? Is it mine?’.

And what does an Essex girl put behind her ears to make her more attractive?

Her kneecaps.

Yes, sexist and derogatory and now bugger off.

His employer, the BBC, might decide that’s not the sort of thing they want broadcast. Fair enough. But the might of the State through the law telling people they can’t tell bad jokes? Seriously, do fuck off.

23 comments on “Sigh

  1. More of this, please. Scott Mills probably knows a few people who know a few people who are influential in the arts and media, and the more this sort of thing starts to bite on them the better.

  2. I’m trying to think of something more tedious than listening to Radio 1, Scott Mills telling Essex girl jokes.

  3. I was rebuffed when looking to get an immediate answer from both Herts and Essex constabulary as to the clear up rate for burglary when in both cases local media had highlighted instances where scarce officers time was spent pursuing people who take vicarious offence at speech or written output.

    I had presumed their clearance rate for burglary and indeed all property related crime was 100% and was going to send congratulations. They were not amused and indeed threatened to investigate me for implying that ‘racist thought’ was acceptable.

    I know many on here criticise the legendary Mr. Ecks and he is on occasion prone to a degree of hyperbole but he is spot on the money when he writes of how insidious Cultural Marxism is…… Even 30 years ago the above headline would have been considered a spoof. Now look at us….

  4. We sold the pass a long time ago. If you ban jokes because they might offend Blacks and other BMEs, they will ban jokes that offend feminists and eventually they will get around to Essex girls.

    This is not a surprise. Either we are free or we are not. The question of who gets what banned simply becomes one of power. You know who the real ruling class is by whom you cannot tell jokes.

  5. ” threatened to investigate me for implying that ‘racist thought’ was acceptable”

    Hate crime is nothing if not thought crime but there wasn’t much protest when that went through. So the rot has set a long time ago.

  6. @BiW

    The Now Show is to comedy what garlic & crucifixes are to vampires. Grim stuff. If he’s too white, male etc what about that piece of comedy anti-matter Hugh Dennis?

  7. The TV Licence should be scrapped and the BBC sold off to the highest bidder.
    Obtaining a UK broadcast licence should be made easier for anybody living here.

    Let the market sort them out.

  8. This is exactly what I want. Every time this sort of thing happens, the BBC gets a bit more boring. It adds some more bureaucrats to make sure it complies with various rules. Maybe Scott Mills (who is quite a likeable DJ) will decide he’d rather go and work on commercial radio.

    All of this lessens the value of the BBC and hastens its demise.

  9. Scott Mills is gay so what he knows of Essex girls is nothing. A decade ago he would have been right-on at the BBC. These days, that’s old hat. He needs to be a gender fluid Syrian migrant to get away with it today.

  10. “the BBC sold off to the highest bidder.”

    No, absolutely not. Sell off all the assets to disparate interests, then put all the staff on a one way trip to Venezuela. I could think of a more Ecksian solution but this way everybody wins.

  11. @Bob Rocket – Why do you think YouTube is getting so popular? anyone can create and post and you can look for what you like… No time constraints, no licences needed, no “corporate image” to “maintain”… within a generation or two (not the SNP version of that word) broadcast TV will be a niche thing and online streaming / watch what you want will be the main way – unless the snowflakes take control of that too.

  12. Van_Patten

    “I know many on here criticise the legendary Mr. Ecks and he is on occasion prone to a degree of hyperbole but he is spot on the money when he writes of how insidious Cultural Marxism is…… Even 30 years ago the above headline would have been considered a spoof. Now look at us….”

    Given this novel from Soviet times (The Joke), now rings true in much of the west, I think it’s fair to stay the Marxists have indeed managed at least a partial takeover of many Western institutions.

    They seem to have managed to complete a takeover of the UK police force to the point that crime is no longer an issue for them, there energy is now spent on social engineering.

  13. I’m an Essex Girl through and through, and I couldn’t give a stuff about ‘sexist and derogatory jokes’.

    Even after someone’s explained them to me.

  14. Bloke in Cornwall,

    The media is going to split into two. On the one hand, the high budget stuff will come from the likes of HBO and Netflix, and be global and the lower budget stuff will be done on YouTube.

    There are tons of people out there doing things like movie reviews, cookery etc on YouTube. And this really works because the shows don’t have to serve a bland, homogenous audience. They can find small niches that people want.

  15. Like Julia, I’m also an Essex Girl (albeit now living in exile in that there London). The Essex girl joke phenomenon was at its peak in the early 90s when I was in secondary school and I seem to recall that we rolled our eyes at them rather than calling them sexist and derogatory.

  16. Julia, I always suspected you were made of the right stuff. I’ve long had a soft spot for Essex girls. Source of some of our crack regiments.

  17. I haven’t met many Essex girls, more’s the pity.
    But neither of them would take offence at Essex girl jokes.

    To be a true SJW you must not take offence for yourself, you need to wet your knickers on behalf of what someone else said about someone else.

  18. Ironically the merest mention of the word ‘Essex’ is enough to drive your average SJW into an eye-rolling frothing frenzy as they barricade themselves into their converted Shoreditch warehouse flat in anticipation of the white van man horde heading their way.

  19. His employer, the BBC, might decide that’s not the sort of thing they want broadcast. Fair enough. But the might of the State through the law telling people they can’t tell bad jokes? Seriously, do fuck off.

    Given that the BBC is an arm of the State, I would have thought that another arm of the State – Ofcom – would be the ideal choice.

  20. Jack C

    I’m trying to think of something more tedious than listening to Radio 1,

    Fixed 🙂

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