Tuesday, June 19, 2007

RIP or RIH

Rest in Peace or Rot in Hell?

What will you say about the death of Bernard Manning?

Someone who offended millions with nasty jokes, or a normal guy who just liked to push things to the limit? I dont really know, but after hearing one or two jokes I never watched to find out.

But in a time when it seems to be ok to make offensive jokes if we do a little wink (Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Carr for two) isnt it a little hypocritical to condemn Bernard and not them? Sure they may not be openly racist or homophobic, but i've heard nasty and offensive jokes from them; so why is ok to like one and hate the other? Would Manning's worst 'jokes' become acceptable if he winked after the punch line?

Its confusion like this that causes stupid posh people to say racist words on tv without understanding the offense they cause.

3 comments:

FishNChimps said...

Good points.
I think it's a question of class. Middle classes get away with it; working and upper classes don't.

lauren said...

RIH - rot in hell - i love it!!

Rob Mortimer said...

Thanks :)