Anton Du Beke's comment, should he be sacked?

Found 11th Oct 2009
After calling someone who had a spray tan the 'P' word, do you think he should be sacked?
Carol Thatcher was dismissed recently for using the words Golly W**

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Dont know who this is but most defo only fair

Original Poster

scott1295;6545718

Dont know who this is but most defo only fair



He is on Strictly come dancing, did not see it but has had over 200 complaints.

no,big fuss about nothing


political correctness gone mad(again)

skusey;6545728

He is on Strictly come dancing, did not see it but has had over 200 … He is on Strictly come dancing, did not see it but has had over 200 complaints.



Aww yeah i know who you mean. :thumbsup:

Yeah i think he should because that woman did so why should it be a different rule for him?

I blame the actress/dancer for not taking the matter further!

Remember what happened to "big ron atkinson" over a similar comment.

in b4 this is taken off topic

didnt this happen like a few weeks back

transit;6545744

Remember what happened to "big ron atkinson" over a similar comment.



LOL

Can you remember what Ron said? :w00t:

He should be promoted and given a pay rise.

Edit : and he should also be given compensation by the media for humiliating him.

boothy;6545732

no,big fuss about nothingpolitical correctness gone mad(again)



:thumbsup:

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boothy;6545732

no,big fuss about nothingagree to be honest.political correctness gone … no,big fuss about nothingagree to be honest.political correctness gone mad(again)



scott1295;6545741

Aww yeah i know who you mean. :thumbsup:Yeah i think he should because … Aww yeah i know who you mean. :thumbsup:Yeah i think he should because that woman did so why should it be a different rule for him?


Yes, but she didnt deserve the boot.
transit;6545744

I blame the actress/dancer for not taking the matter further!Remember … I blame the actress/dancer for not taking the matter further!Remember what happened to "big ron atkinson" over a similar comment.


Yes,
PhearFactor;6545770

LOLCan you remember what Ron said? :w00t:


Yes, much worse IMO.
StevenA2000_uk;6545774

He should be promoted and given a pay rise.



Oh lawd:oops:

Banned

Yes he should

Banned

its ok to call a person from australia an aussie
we shorten all words
most nicknames end in y
woody
stumpy etc
if you dont like a countries customs dont come
simple they leave there own countries because of the state they are in then come to a safe countryt and then try changing it

who got the boot?

Considering he's on a family show seen by kids, I think more action should have been taken.

Saying that, the girl involved has supposedly 'moved on' so what can you do..

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boothy;6545807

who got the boot?



Carol Thatcher for saying someone looked like a ********, she was immediately dismissed.
In comparison, the P word is a worse insult.
Personally, I dont think he should be sacked.

herewego1234;6545804

its ok to call a person from australia an aussiewe shorten all words most … its ok to call a person from australia an aussiewe shorten all words most nicknames end in ywoodystumpy etc if you dont like a countries customs dont come simple they leave there own countries because of the state they are in then come to a safe countryt and then try changing it



LOL.

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girothefiro;6545824

Considering he's on a family show seen by kids, I think more action … Considering he's on a family show seen by kids, I think more action should have been taken. Saying that, the girl involved has supposedly 'moved on' so what can you do..



It was said off air I think, as was Carol Thatchers' comment.

Banned

herewego1234;6545804

its ok to call a person from australia an aussiewe shorten all words most … its ok to call a person from australia an aussiewe shorten all words most nicknames end in ywoodystumpy etc if you dont like a countries customs dont come simple they leave there own countries because of the state they are in then come to a safe countryt and then try changing it



Satire - nice:thumbsup:

skusey;6545796

Yes, but she didnt deserve the boot.



She still got it though didnt she. :whistling:

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jasonrat;6545754

didnt this happen like a few weeks back



Not sure when, but it was only on the news Friday.

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FilthAndFurry;6545839

Satire - nice:thumbsup:



No, not satire.

skusey;6545836

It was said off air I think, as was Carol Thatchers' comment.



Yes, but in front of a group of people. He should of known better really being a TV personality.

skusey;6545828

Carol Thatcher for saying someone looked like a ********, she was … Carol Thatcher for saying someone looked like a ********, she was immediately dismissed.In comparison, the P word is a worse insult.Personally, I dont think he should be sacked.



none of them should have been sacked......a rollocking and being told that is now inappropriate to use these words as some people find them offensive should suffice.

people have got away with a lot worse


golly w*** used to be on jam jars for christ sale

to be honest yes i think it was rude shes from india and moroccan descent

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Carol Thatcher;
"My case was a leaked private conversation," she says. "The BBC is not my favourite. It is for others to make comparisons. These things are going to carry on popping up, to be honest."

While Bruce Forysth was quick to defend Du Beke, Adrian Chiles, The One Show presenter, publicly condemned Thatcher.

Carol's brother, Sir Mark Thatcher, told Mandrake that the BBC had behaved "like the Stasi".

In February, he said: "If you sneak on what people say in private, particularly someone with a surname that is disapproved of by the powers-that-be, you can clearly do yourself some good there."

Sir Mark said Carol was right not to apologise to them or to anyone else. "She hasn't a racist bone in her body," he said. "If an apology is due, it ought to come from the BBC for spying on her and the story ending up in the newspapers. Who can take these members of the morality police seriously when they come down like a ton of bricks on Carol and yet welcome back Jonathan Ross after the obscene telephone calls he made to an elderly actor?"

Banned

skusey;6545860

No, not satire.



A pastiche?:?

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FilthAndFurry;6545903

A pastiche?:?



Cornish?:)

A pastiche is a literary or other artistic genre that is a "hodge-podge" or an imitation. The word is also a linguistic term used to describe an early stage in the development of a pidgin language

Nope, that neither.

If it hurts the show and helps to quicken its death and its removal from our TV screens... I vote yes - we should put him in the stocks and throw stones at him (whoever he is) lol.

boothy;6545885

none of them should have been sacked......a rollocking and being told … none of them should have been sacked......a rollocking and being told that is now inappropriate to use these words as some people find them offensive should suffice.people have got away with a lot worsegolly w*** used to be on jam jars for christ sale



wonder what would have happened if she had called him a honky ? more then likely laughed & then moved on.

the whole PC thing has gone mad, it all needs shutting down & rebooting !

richp;6545950

wonder what would have happened if she had called him a honky ? more then … wonder what would have happened if she had called him a honky ? more then likely laughed & then moved on.the whole PC thing has gone mad, it all needs shutting down & rebooting !



I used to be called a snowman all the time when I worked in Saudi,used to be a standing joke....did it bother me ...of course not

Banned

richp;6545950

wonder what would have happened if she had called him a honky ? more then … wonder what would have happened if she had called him a honky ? more then likely laughed & then moved on.the whole PC thing has gone mad, it all needs shutting down & rebooting !



In what way?

You're other point totally ignores that racism is about relations of power.

herewego1234;6545804

its ok to call a person from australia an aussiewe shorten all words most … its ok to call a person from australia an aussiewe shorten all words most nicknames end in ywoodystumpy etc if you dont like a countries customs dont come simple they leave there own countries because of the state they are in then come to a safe countryt and then try changing it



However, this particular shortening of a resident of a country is a recognised racial slur...therein lies the difference.

girothefiro;6545824

Considering he's on a family show seen by kids, I think more action … Considering he's on a family show seen by kids, I think more action should have been taken. Saying that, the girl involved has supposedly 'moved on' so what can you do..



It was never broadcast however - the comment was made off air.

Doesn't make it right though.

moob;6546153

However, this particular shortening of a resident of a country is a … However, this particular shortening of a resident of a country is a recognised racial slur...therein lies the difference.



especially to a non -pakistan resident ie of indian descent

Banned

moob;6546153

However, this particular shortening of a resident of a country is a … However, this particular shortening of a resident of a country is a recognised racial slur...therein lies the difference.



who and where does it says its a racial slur

A few years ago I saw an episode of "Only Fools and Horses" and Uncle Albert came in with some shopping and said "I have just been down the P*ki shop".

This was on a mainstream comedy show and shown on BBC TV. Nobody seemed to mind at the time.

Now all of a sudden saying P*ki (or any other similar comment) is the worst thing you can do.

Its no big deal, why dont we all just grow up.

(I note when the show is repeated on UK Gold the "p*ki" reference is now censored).

btw Asian and Black people are probably MORE racist than white people. I tuned my radio to an Asian radio show a few months ago and could not believe the negative comments they were making about black people.

The comment wasn't meant as an insult or derogatory, why sack him.? Advise him that far too many people take offence when none was intended and as a person in the public view he should take more care over any comments he makes.

guilbert53;6546237

A few years ago I saw an episode of "Only Fools and Horses" and Uncle … A few years ago I saw an episode of "Only Fools and Horses" and Uncle Albert came in with some shopping and said "I have just been down the P*ki shop".This was on a mainstream comedy show and shown on BBC TV. Nobody seemed to mind at the time.Now all of a sudden saying P*ki (or any other similar comment) is the worst thing you can do.Its no big deal, why dont we all just grow up.(I note when the show is repeated on UK Gold the "p*ki" reference is now censored).btw Asian and Black people are probably MORE racist than white people. I tuned my radio to an Asian radio show a few months ago and could not believe the negative comments they were making about black people.



Only white people can be racists though.

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matt3454;6546284

Only white people can be racists though.


so right! :x
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