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Latest "racist" victim - Sir David Jason

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Del Boy might have got away with it simply by saying he had been a bit of a plonker. Sir David Jason, however, found himself with a little more explaining to do after making a joke about Pakistanis… Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Del Boy might have got away with it simply by saying he had been a bit of a plonker.

Sir David Jason, however, found himself with a little more explaining to do after making a joke about Pakistanis on a live radio show.

Today the award-winning actor was accused of making 'inappropriate remarks' and being 'out of touch with reality' after making the blunder on Christian O'Connnell's Breakfast Show.

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His gaffe came when he was asked to leave a question for the next guest.

The Touch of Frost star replied: 'What do you call a Pakistani cloakroom attendant?'

Following a brief pause, he then delivered the punch line: 'Me hat, me coat.'

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Last night Britain's first Muslim minister Shahid Malik, who is of Pakistani origin said he was surprised anybody had found the joke racist.

'It really is a storm in a tea cup,' he said. 'Firstly it's not funny, secondly it's unfortunate because Mahatma Gandhi was Indian, and I don't perceive it as racist.
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#2
didnt del boy say "****" in an old episode of only fools, never heard of an outcry then

PC gone mad
#4
ilovepink
didnt del boy say "****" in an old episode of only fools, never heard of an outcry then

PC gone mad


+1

It's getting beyond a joke. No pun intended.

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#5


says it all, :roll: "the daily mail" the show has probably had one complaint but now the mail has got hold of it every man and his dog will complain even if they haven't heard the remark
#6
Well in all honesty, i don't even get the "joke"!
#7
Lulu'sMammy
Well in all honesty, i don't even get the "joke"!


I didn't at first, which is why i included the quote at the bottom. Apparently Mahatma is an Pakistani/Indian name.
#8
Lulu'sMammy
Well in all honesty, i don't even get the "joke"!


You blonde???:p
#9
Lulu'sMammy
Well in all honesty, i don't even get the "joke"!


Yeah, mostly because it's just a rubbish joke anyway. Shame. Would've been a prize oppertunity for a Jade Goody joke stolen off the Sickipedia.
banned#10
whoa that is so offensive.....not!!

What if someone took the mickey out of an english name would it even make the news?
this country gets more and more embarrassing every day
#11
Train Driver
You blonde???:p

Yeah :) Lol, is it obvious.....if thats the answer, then i'm glad i didntn't get it, coz its pants!
#12
Lulu'sMammy
Yeah :) Lol, is it obvious.....if thats the answer, then i'm glad i didntn't get it, coz its pants!


Do you think about anything else:whistling:
banned#13
souljacker
says it all, :roll: "the daily mail" the show has probably had one complaint but now the mail has got hold of it every man and his dog will complain even if they haven't heard the remark


Bandwagon!!!!

The mindset of the average Daily Heil reader must be a thing to behold.
#14
Train Driver
Do you think about anything else:whistling:

I wanted to say the S word, but it's frowned on.....so pants will do!
banned#15
Adam2050
+1

It's getting beyond a joke. No pun intended.

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Er.....none noticed!
#16
mysterio84
What if someone took the mickey out of an english name would it even make the news?


What do you call a man witha seagull on his head?

Cliff


Ba dum tish :giggle:
#17
ilovepink
didnt del boy say "****" in an old episode of only fools, never heard of an outcry then

PC gone mad


It was Uncle Albert in Series 4,episode (Hole In One),il get me anorak :lol:
#18
I didn't get it, translated it means "[COLOR="Red"]coat in my hand[/COLOR]" i think, nothing to do with mahatma? Havent read the article but thats how i read it. Yeah really racist isnt it?
#19
didnt get the joke
#20
me hat me coat doesnt really sound like mahatma
#21
The victim of "racism" is this whole country, simply because any reference to persons considered non-white is now taken to be racism.

this country needs to get a backbone and stop hounding people and demonising them for making these references....I dont see anybody causing an outcry because some English person makes reference to the Scottish or vice versa.....or when someone tells and "Irish" joke....

The PC brigade are so afraid of racism that they cower to anything than can be remotely associated with a racist comment...

Total disgrace, leave Sir David Jason alone is what I say. Its society that needs to kick back and say theres nothing wrong with this....and especially the Government....complete and total shambles when it comes to these topics. :)
banned#22
StevenA2000_uk
The victim of "racism" is this whole country, simply because any reference to persons considered non-white is now taken to be racism.

this country needs to get a backbone and stop hounding people and demonising them for making these references....I dont see anybody causing an outcry because some English person makes reference to the Scottish or vice versa.....or when someone tells and "Irish" joke....

The PC brigade are so afraid of racism that they cower to anything than can be remotely associated with a racist comment...

Total disgrace, leave Sir David Jason alone is what I say. Its society that needs to kick back and say theres nothing wrong with this....and especially the Government....complete and total shambles when it comes to these topics. :)


Who's in the pc brigade?

Oh, and what's wrong with political correctness?
#23
pc is soooo ninties

probably like 2 complaints like the jonathan ross affair thgen the press get hold of it thgen there will be 20.000 complaints............

time this country grew up the only racists are the people making a point of these little thngs
#24
StevenA2000_uk
Total disgrace, leave Sir David Jason alone is what I say.


I agree, Sir David is a true legend. Everything he touches is gold, whether it be Only Fools and Horses or A Touch of Frost. One of the greatest, if not THE greatest actor of the times.
#25
peodude
I agree, Sir David is a true legend. Everything he touches is gold, whether it be Only Fools and Horses or A Touch of Frost. One of the greatest, if not THE greatest actor of the times.


+1 :thumbsup:
banned#26
mysterio84
whoa that is so offensive.....not!!

What if someone took the mickey out of an english name would it even make the news?
this country gets more and more embarrassing every day


Well, racism is usually based on power. So it's hard to level racism at a minority, in the way we do at white people.
#27
FilthAndFurry
Well, racism is usually based on power. So it's hard to level racism at a minority, in the way we do at white people.


So you saying its racist then. Care to explain how?
banned#28
MANJ_007
So you saying its racist then. Care to explain how?


I didn't say it was. But one could see it as offending a minority culture by mocking their names.

Either way, David Jason is funnier with a script.
#29
FilthAndFurry
Well, racism is usually based on power. So it's hard to level racism at a minority, in the way we do at white people.


"We"....bit of a contradictory statement there......by your own choice of words you are segregating by race........isnt that a racist comment in itself? :?
#30
FilthAndFurry
Well, racism is usually based on power. So it's hard to level racism at a minority, in the way we do at white people.


So you're saying that Robert Mugabe is racist them given that he has complete power in Zimbabwe? :?
banned#31
StevenA2000_uk
"We"....bit of a contradictory statement there......by your own choice of words you are segregating by race........isnt that a racist comment in itself? :?


No. 'We' doesn't refer to race.
#32
FilthAndFurry
No. 'We' doesn't refer to race.


who are you referring to then when you say "we"?
banned#33
StevenA2000_uk
So you're saying that Robert Mugabe is racist them given that he has complete power in Zimbabwe? :?


No.
banned#34
StevenA2000_uk
who are you referring to then when you say "we"?


Society.
#35
FilthAndFurry
No.


then your comments are moot m8. I think you really need to think about what you are saying before you say it. Its off-the-cuff statements like the ones you are coming away with that are making you look like you are racist and/or have a grudge against other people.
#36
FilthAndFurry
Society.


Wrong. Your words were "...we do at white people"

at least have the conviction to back up what you are saying rather than trying to put yourself across as neutral.
banned#37
StevenA2000_uk
then your comments are moot m8. I think you really need to think about what you are saying before you say it. Its off-the-cuff statements like the ones you are coming away with that are making you look like you are racist and/or have a grudge against other people.


I think you're completely missing my point, and the reference I made to racism and it's links to power relations.
#38
peodude
I agree, Sir David is a true legend. Everything he touches is gold, whether it be Only Fools and Horses or A Touch of Frost. One of the greatest, if not THE greatest actor of the times.


so it makes it okay for him to say it then lol

i dont really understand it either.
banned#39
StevenA2000_uk
Wrong. Your words were "...we do at white people"

at least have the conviction to back up what you are saying rather than trying to put yourself across as neutral.


Again, you're completely misreading what I have written. The fault lies with the inferences you are making.
#40
FilthAndFurry
Again, you're completely misreading what I have written. The fault lies with the inferences you are making.


FilthAndFurry
I think you're completely missing my point, and the reference I made to racism and it's links to power relations.


I dont think so. I think all your doing is trying to establish a means to your ending, which is always going to end with racism.

either everybody else is wrong and only you are right....or else you've got a chip on your shoulder :whistling:

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