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?
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.