Brand and Ross Suspended By The BBC

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Gust.Avrakotos said:
This is getting out of hand now. It’s not like they even did anything that bad, took the mick out of an old famous bloke, shock bloody horror.
Tit
 
#4
They intimidated a 78 year old man, who he is has nothing to do with it. To make it worse it was funded by tax payers money. Had that been a bunch of pikeys on the street you'd be demanding they were strung up.

Now the PM has got involved and the Director General of the BBC has suspended them, I suspect their sacking will follow.
 
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codename1157 said:
Gust.Avrakotos said:
This is getting out of hand now. It’s not like they even did anything that bad, took the mick out of an old famous bloke, shock bloody horror.
Tit
Why? They said sorry, its not like they took the mick out of the dead or those incapable of defending themselves.

yes they were tits, but what’s next? Steven Fry being banned for tanking the pish out of gays? Or sacking Jimmy Carr for taking the mick of chavs?

I am not defending them per say, but this is an over reaction.
 
#6
Mr Brown has financially ruined the country
He is destroying the Navy that we need to defend these shores
He signed the the Lisbon Treaty which amounts to treason
Immigration is out of control
Justice is a long forgotten ideal in Britain
Taxation is at a level that is killing us all off.
We have thrown billion upon billions at the banks for getting it wrong.
Corruption in Givernment is rife
I could go on (yes, even more)

I really could not give a flying fukk what befal's two over paid muppets on the BBC.
Despite all the shite that is happening in this country the news has been full of these two tossers for the last 24 hours. Nice way of diverting interest from things that really matter.
 
#7
Gust.Avrakotos said:
This is getting out of hand now. It’s not like they even did anything that bad, took the mick out of an old famous bloke, shock bloody horror.
The backlash from the license paying public is loud enough. People have been sacked for less, they knew the guidelines and they were well over the line. They are supposed to be professionals after all.

Having said that, I would put more blame on those who actually listened to and edited the program before it was broadcast.
 
#8
There is absolutley no need to fire up the Outrage Bus over this, gentlemen. Please remain calm. Two mildly amusing feckers got into trouble. You can't blame them for being paid too much.

If someone offered me 18m to do feck all and talk utter carp, I would take it too. Just like those football nonces that mince around for 55 grand a week.
 
#9
Who remembers the old adage 'there's no such thing as bad PR?' I sure both fuckwitted fops will be back on our screens and in our ears presently.

You could argue indeed that the Producer is more to blame, this was a pre-recorded show.
 
#10
Gust.Avrakotos said:
This is getting out of hand now. It’s not like they even did anything that bad, took the mick out of an old famous bloke, shock bloody horror.
Obviously the words "manners" and "respect" aren't in your vocabulary...

It was rude, inconsiderate and offensive to the recipient, and typical of a lot of people these days who think they have a right to behave how they like with no consideration for other people.

Ross and Brand are a pair self-centered tossers, with their heads up their own ar*ses with their own self-importance, and they need to learn some manners and respect for others.

:roll:

Rodney2q
 
#11
Gust.Avrakotos said:
codename1157 said:
Gust.Avrakotos said:
This is getting out of hand now. It’s not like they even did anything that bad, took the mick out of an old famous bloke, shock bloody horror.
Tit
Why? They said sorry, its not like they took the mick out of the dead or those incapable of defending themselves.

yes they were tits, but what’s next? Steven Fry being banned for tanking the pish out of gays? Or sacking Jimmy Carr for taking the mick of chavs?

I am not defending them per say, but this is an over reaction.
Forget the fact that Ross and Brand are highly paid entertainers. Forget the fact that the calls were broadcast.

The issue, as I see it, is that these two clowns, in work, sent a series of harrassing, distasteful and (because of the number of them) intimidating phone calls to an elderly man about one of his relatives.

What do you think would happen if you were caught doing this in work time? How would you feel if it was one of your Grandparents receiving these calls.

The fact that one of them has apologised doesn't mean no disciplinary action should be taken. They're not children, they should know better FFS.

I repeat. Tit.

Edited for ming spolling
 
#12
'Suspended' is not the same as 'sacked' or even 'unpaid'. They got umpteen millions per year for sitting in a studio talking shite for the benefit of morons. Now they get the same wonga for sitting on their own sofas surfing dwarf porn, and as has been said they got a load of free publicity out of it.

When both go to their graves having never received another penny of licence-fee money, I'll believe the BBC are taking this seriously.
 
#13
Rodney2q said:
Obviously the words "manners" and "respect" aren't in your vocabulary...
Based on what, the fact I want people to get some perspective?

This is a none issue, and people are going crazy. These are people paid a huge amount of money to be funny (although they are often not) and outrageous, and suddenly everyone is up in arms because they offend one bloke and his niece!
They said sorry, end of story in my opinion.


Rodney2q said:
It was rude, inconsiderate and offensive to the recipient, and typical of a lot of people these days who think they have a right to behave how they like with no consideration for other people.
Get some perspective. Half the posts on this forum are ‘rude, inconsiderate and offensive’ to someone, should this foum be closed down?
Should the BBC stop all chav jokes?


Rodney2q said:
Ross and Brand are a pair self-centered tossers, with their heads up their own ar*ses with their own self-importance, and they need to learn some manners and respect for others.
They are paid to be so, what more do you expect?
 
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codename1157 said:
[The fact that one of them has apologised doesn't mean no disciplinary action should be taken. They're not children, they should know better FFS.
Never said they should get a dressing down, but the reaction from the gen pop, and the gathering of outrage busses is just silly.
 
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Maccy_Bear said:
Who remembers the old adage 'there's no such thing as bad PR?' I sure both fuckwitted fops will be back on our screens and in our ears presently.

You could argue indeed that the Producer is more to blame, this was a pre-recorded show.
Cue Autobiographies & 'My Story of it' coming to a bookshop & news stand near you soon.
 
#16
Gust.Avrakotos said:
codename1157 said:
[The fact that one of them has apologised doesn't mean no disciplinary action should be taken. They're not children, they should know better FFS.
Never said they should get a dressing down, but the reaction from the gen pop, and the gathering of outrage busses is just silly.
I'm not arguing that there are more important things going on in the world. But maybe the fact that so many people are heading for the bus stop is that this has really p*ssed off a lot of people. Remember this is normally the country that never complains.

And maybe that's down to the fact that all this was done with the Licence Fee.
 
#17
Gust.Avrakotos said:
Rodney2q said:
It was rude, inconsiderate and offensive to the recipient, and typical of a lot of people these days who think they have a right to behave how they like with no consideration for other people.
Get some perspective. Half the posts on this forum are ‘rude, inconsiderate and offensive’ to someone, should this foum be closed down?
Should the BBC stop all chav jokes?
The point is we are posting as a hobby, not cashing in more than I could dream of as a paid job.
 
#18
They were acting like pre-adolescent kids on the airways and not very funny at that. Yes, many will ask what all the fuss was about and many will see no harm in what they said or did. Andrew Sachs was quite right to complain about the comments made about his granddaughter. Remember, most of his family in Germany who were not as fortunate as his parents were in escaping the 'socially acceptable' abuse of those in authority in their day, whether in media, government or society, ended up as ash out of crematoria chimneys. Grow up for fcuk's sake.
 
#19
jagman said:

'I really could not give a flying fukk what befal's two over paid muppets on the BBC.
Despite all the shite that is happening in this country the news has been full of these two tossers for the last 24 hours. Nice way of diverting interest from things that really matter.'

With that mendacious bully Campbell back in Downing Street pulling the strings, adverse stories about Gordon and Nu Liarbour are a no-no (if the media knows what's good for them). This cuts about 90% of possible news stories, leaving the media grubbing around for something to write (cue the ridiculous hype around the Mountain Marathon non-story). Putting aside the rights and wrongs of Brand and Ross (and we all have our own opinion about them), the programme was recorded in mid-September FFS, why the big fuss now? We should be looking the other way, at what Gordon and his chums are trying to hide.
 
#20
I'm not with the majority here. I actually find both these people mildly amusing and I am a little bit dissappointed that Woss's show has been cancelled as it was a highlight of what is pretty much dismal viewing on a Friday night. Yes they should not have done what they did, but it was higher authorities in the Beeb who allowed it to go out.

I watched the interview whith Sach's grand-daughter and she certainly looked like she was milking it, you could almost see the £ signs flash in her eyes. I agree, why is the PM getting involved, there are other areas of the public domain where much worse happens such as online bullying and harrasment on sites such as bebo, facebook and sometimes on here too which dont warrant intervention.

Yes give them a warning, discipline the producer but that should be sufficient. If you carried out an attack that was sanctioned by you CO, and it was later found to be illegal, who would be in the cack?

If they do get sacked, If I was them, I would be getting a good lawyer and looking at unfair dismissal.
 
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