Offensive? Possibly

But then humour often is:

carlsberg

If Carlsberg did illegal immigrants.

Wouldn’t say it’s the best joke in the world but it is a funny.

And then this:

A Conservative councillor is being investigated by council chiefs after sharing a photo of a boat full of 14 naked women with a caption reading: “If Carlsberg did illegal immigrants.”
Mike Kusneraitis, on the Tory-run Runnymede Borough Council in Surrey, said he should be judged on his actions in the community, not by “misjudged postings on social media”.
The councillor admitted making a number of “offensive” postings on a Facebook page, which have now been removed.

Oh please……we’ve already got a mechanism by which the outraged can deal with a politician. Called elections.

22 thoughts on “Offensive? Possibly”

  1. I weep for the dear, departed British sense of humour that has been devoured by the drab, puritanincal PC culture that has flowed across the Atlantic.

  2. “Mike Kusneraitis, on the Tory-run Runnymede Borough Council in Surrey, said he should be judged on his actions in the community, not by “misjudged postings on social media”.”

    I’d think more of Mike Kusneraitis if he took Henry Crun’s advice.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Mark Wadsworth – “If a joke is funny, it is not offensive. And that one is funny.”

    I don’t know. Bernard Manning’s joke about his uncle dying in Auschwitz was funny. And grossly offensive.

    People need to take one lesson away from Donald Trump – these little sh!ts have exactly as much power as we want to give them. If they try to shame someone, the correct and only solution is to refuse to be shamed. Don’t accept their right to set the moral parameters of conversation. Or as Henry Crun says, tell them to f**k off.

  4. “these little sh!ts have exactly as much power as we want to give them.”

    Wow. Just… wow. I can’t even. (Etc etc)

  5. @SMFS

    I remember a brilliant radio interview where some holier than thou left wing fuckwit was giving forth about how terrible Bernard Manning was and the interviewer gave a selection of one-liners each of which the LWF denounced as outrageous and offensive with the last one being “People complain that Councils keep moving travellers on – but isn’t that what travellers want?” which the LWF decried, until the interviewer mentioned “that last one was Jimmy Carr’s”. LWF spluttered for a moment before announcing that “context was important”

    Twat.

  6. ”What’s the difference between football and rape?”
    ”Women don’t like football…”
    Another of Jimmy Carr’s.

  7. I don’t like Jimmy Carr, or what I’ve seen of him, but he does a mean one liner, in at least two senses of the word.

    Fat girl: ‘I think you’re fatist.’
    Carr: ‘No, I think you’re fattest.’

  8. SBML: That gives me lots of boat-related naked lady pics, many much more NSFW than the original, but not the unpixelled original.

  9. So Much For Subtlety

    Widdershins – “Another of Jimmy Carr’s.”

    These days he is brave to make a joke about rape.

    A lot of modern comedians think that being offensive is the same as being funny. It is certainly easy to make people laugh by being outrageous. Look at Frankie Boyle who makes a speciality of mocking the disabled. Some of his jokes are funny. I liked his claim that he had been studying an Israeli martial art and now knew 16 ways to kick a Palestinian woman in the back. But most of it? That is harder to say. He said:

    “Apparently Jordan and Peter Andre are fighting each other over custody of Harvey, well eventually one of them’ll lose and have to keep him.”

    “I have a theory that Jordan married a cage fighter ’cause she needed someone strong enough to stop Harvey from fuckin’ her.”

    I can see people laughing at that but the context is vile.

    “Apparently, his Mark Speight’s] suicide note was amazing. He’d done it all in seashells and glitter.”

    That is worse.

    And yet Boyle is Right-On and so acceptable. While the self-appointed Guardians of our Taste and Morals think Benny Hill is not. Boyle can get on TV. He does regularly. Not sure that anyone would dare re-show a Benny Hill programme these days.

  10. Is anyone suggesting that the young women in the photograph were completely unaware that anyone could see them and grossly offended by the photographer? They seem to be enjoying freedom of expression.
    So what *is* the objection? Apart from: “it’s not fair – she’s prettier than I am”

  11. So Much For Subtlety

    john77 – “So what *is* the objection? Apart from: “it’s not fair – she’s prettier than I am””

    People who are perpetually outraged don’t need no reason. But I doubt it is just the fact a heterosexual man is enjoying looking at pretty young women. There is the beer angle. Heterosexual men who enjoy looking at women make it all worse by also showing they have any knowledge of that sort of Men’s Magazine world. On top of which it mentions illegal immigrants. So if you look really hard you could probably find something that someone would call racist.

  12. @ SMFS
    So it’s racist to suppose that if a Danish brewer did illegal immigrants they would look Danish? What other sort would they have?
    If South African Breweries did illegal immigrants, you might expect a range of hues.

  13. So Much For Subtlety

    john77 – “So it’s racist to suppose that if a Danish brewer did illegal immigrants they would look Danish? What other sort would they have?”

    I don’t think it is racist. And wouldn’t care if it was. But I think that this comment pushes all sorts of buttons in the League of the Perpetually Aggrieved so that they would assume there must be sexism and racism. There are men enjoying naked women! With beer! And something to do with illegal immigrants!

    What else can it be but the Waffen SS riding again?

  14. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Po-faced twats suck the joy out of everything. At some point it becomes a moral duty to offend them. It’s either that or sock them in the jaw.

  15. BiCR

    “At some point it becomes a moral duty to offend them.”

    Reminds me of that Delingpole article, where James defends Katie Hopkins, no matter what she says, on the grounds that if you want to keep the shipping lanes clear, one must continually send ice breakers through.

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