You see this man. He thinks he’s funny. We beg to differ. Bugging your eyes and acting like a retard do not a master comedian make. But that’s by the bring-and-buy. He has now incurred our wrath by stepping footsie into that hotbed of gays, Her Majesty’s House of Lords, to argue the case for making fun of the gays. Let us explain.
A few years ago, Mr. A, who seems to have a season ticket to the H of Ls, argued that new ‘hate laws’ banning comedians from ripping the piss out of Christians and Muslims and people who believe there are fairies at the bottom of the garden were unfair. We were with him. After all, what are you going to do with someone who believes in God but laugh, right?
‘To criticise a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous but to criticise their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom,’ quoth he at the time. ‘The freedom to criticise ideas, any ideas – even if they are sincerely held beliefs – is one of the fundamental freedoms of society.’ *curtseys. Goes to suck off a Lord in the toilets. And not one of the known gay ones either*
But he’s now concerned that those same Christians and Muslims and fairy-watchers will get it in the head/neck/other body part when they continue their traditional putting the boot into the gays. Say it isn’t so!
Christian groups, he reckons, are ‘particularly concerned’ the law will be used against them. Oh, really? ‘Cause they usually get off scot free despite incitement to violence. And claimed that ‘heavy-handed police intervention’ had been used before when religious nuts called for the torture and death of gays. Not heavy! Not handed! Not heavy handed! Not that we believe that.
Well, dolly, you can’t have it all ways. If it’s ‘manifestly irrational and ridiculous’ to criticise race because it’s an unchangeable fact, then it’s just as manifestly i and r to criticise sexuality which is, you got it, an unchangebale fact. It is not just an ‘idea’ you know!
So please, Mr. Bean, sort your fucking self out before you head out on those red carpets next time.
*Tears up ticket to Oliver (where Mr. A apparently tones right down the anti-Jewish bits! Don’t know why. It’s a religion, innit?)*