4 April 2011 - 7:27am | posted by | 7 comments

Channel 4 to stand by Frankie Boyle's joke about Katie Price's son

Channel 4 to stand by Frankie Boyle's joke about Katie Price's sonChannel 4 to stand by Frankie Boyle's joke about Katie Price's son

Ofcom’s ruling around Frankie Boyle’s joke about the disabilities of Katie Price’s son Harvey, is expected to be announced this week, with Channel 4 expected to stand by its decision to broadcast the joke.

According to The Times, sources have claimed the broadcaster will defend broadcasting the joke, in which the Scottish comedian said that former glamour model price had married a cage fighter to ward off sexual advances from her son, who suffers from septo-optic dysplasia.

This led to a complaint by Price to the media watchdog.

Channel 4’s chief executive David Abraham has already revealed that he had given approval for the joke to be broadcast and it is expected that Channel 4 will not apologise should Ofcom’s ruling go against it.

Already this year the Advertising Standard's Authority has cleared the promotional activity for Boyle's Channel 4 series, Tramadol Nights, following complaints that the posters containing felt animals could be attractive or influential to children.

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4 Apr 2011 - 09:25
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Frankie Boyle is loathsome at the best of times. I'm ashamed he's Scottish. God only knows what this tells us about the 'powers' at Channel 4.

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4 Apr 2011 - 09:56
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loathsome....but funny!

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4 Apr 2011 - 10:02
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I believe there are certain areas of "humour" that are not socially acceptable and this is one. It is certainly one that doesn't require to be broadcast. Maybe Karma will prevail and Frankie Boyle life will be touched by some horrendous tragedy? Because life's funny that way.....

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4 Apr 2011 - 11:54
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If you don't like Frankie, don't watch/listen to him, but don't censor the guy. To a lot of people he's a comedy genius.

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4 Apr 2011 - 15:40
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Apart from anything else it's just not very funny. A bit like the Wossy-Brand thing. Not funny. A bit desperate. Frankie was funny once.

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5 Apr 2011 - 09:01
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Jerry Sadowitz makes Frankie Boyle look like Michael McIntyre

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5 Apr 2011 - 13:23
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What a bunch of losers. They are just jokes. You have a tv remote and 300 other channels! Who do you like David? Corbett?

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