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Jeremy Vines Joke about Ian Huntley... Sick or Funny?

#1
It appears the Radio 2 DJ Jeremy Vine is in trouble for a joke news report he played on his show yesterday. The joke said that Ian Huntley had been killed in his cell and the killers had been placed on the Queen's Honours List.

Do you find it funny or sick?
 
#3
Funny.

Same thing happened a few years ago; Glen Pavis on Cool FM got suspended for reading out a joke about the Chinese winkle pickers who drowned, not having heard the news about it. Was still funny tho
 
#6
people will find a way of taking offence at just about anything you say - it does not follow that offence has been given. Personally I find the speed at which people take offence at innoffensive comments offensive.

Good joke, wish it were true
 
#8
Mr_Baiter said:
people will find a way of taking offence at just about anything you say - it does not follow that offence has been given. Personally I find the speed at which people take offence at innoffensive comments offensive.

Good joke, wish it were true
I cant believe you would say that, I'm so offended that you assume that people would be offended by anything at all!!

...Coat..door
 
#9
Nice one, wish I'd though of it.

How anyone can take offence at a joke at the expense of such an offensive creature is beyond me, bit like white anglo saxons fighting for the 'rights' of certain minorities in our country, now THAT is offensive.
 
#10
Freedom of speech is the fredom to offend.

Didn't some other Radio guy get sacked for cracking a joke about Beckham?

Apparantly Beckham was on the point of signing for Newcastle but changed his mind in disgust after what the toon army did in Asia!

The question being, was this a sick joke about a massive loss of life, or a brilliant bit of satire about Mr Beckhams intelligence?
 
#11
I don't think it is offensive.

What ian huntley did was offensive.

The joke isn't.

What the BBC are doing, making people apologise is offensive.

The joke isn't.

If you can't rip the p1ss out of a child killer with out getting chastised for it, who you can you take the p1ss out of?

mlar
 
#12
It is another example on how silly this Country has got on P.C.

The prime example for me was saying that to award the policeman who headed up the 7/7 investigate was insensitive. Nothing about how insensitive it was to blow people up on a crowded tube.
 
#14
Its like Germany in the 1930's only in negative, kinda, I know what i mean anyway, its state sanctioned reverse fashism (sp) and it's not uniting the country behind one (admittedly blatently wrong) cause as in Germany, rather, it's dismantling it bit by bit and turning a once proud and feircely patriotic nation into a fractious mess.

Calm down BS, calm down...................
 
#15
Gyran_Tol said:
It appears the Radio 2 DJ Jeremy Vine is in trouble for a joke news report he played on his show yesterday. The joke said that Ian Huntley had been killed in his cell and the killers had been placed on the Queen's Honours List.

Do you find it funny or sick?
I know my opinion is not PC but I'm also not a fan of sick jokes. However, a sick joke that ridicules bastards I can't get enough of. Had the joke been detrimental to the poor victims and the victims parents than I'd be fuming with rage.
 
#16
Gyran_Tol said:
It appears the Radio 2 DJ Jeremy Vine is in trouble for a joke news report he played on his show yesterday. The joke said that Ian Huntley had been killed in his cell and the killers had been placed on the Queen's Honours List.

Do you find it funny or sick?
I know my opinion is not PC but I'm also not a fan of sick jokes. However, a sick joke that ridicules bastards I can't get enough of. Had the joke been detrimental to the poor victims and the victims parents than I'd be fuming with rage.
 
#17
doomandgloom said:
Had the joke been detrimental to the poor victims and the victims parents than I'd be fuming with rage.
I agree 100% with you there. It would be wrong and my post would be aimed a different way. IMHO this joke is not as vague as the David Beckham one, there is no confusion on who the joke is based. I say Give him both barrels
 
#18
Gallows humour is and always will be part of our culture and character. Where do you drraw the line? If you inadvertantly cause offence then an apology should be enough. I agree with the remarks about jokes being aimed at victims but a case in point was 9/11, I was receiving texts before the second tower came down. Sick humour is a coping mechanism for dealing with terrible and disturbing events. I suspect that as Political Correctness continues to make inroads into military humour, soldiers will be less able to deal with traumatic stress. Just a theory but a valid one i feel.
 
#20
Prison rules for nonces on open wings meen they can be 'fatted up', a pan of boiling water mixed with dissolved sugar in the face, the sugar sticks to the skin like napalm, or if its available, actual cooking oil in the face :twisted: . Now THAT would be funny.
 

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