Latest "racist" victim - Sir David Jason

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Found 25th Mar 2009
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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didnt del boy say "****" in an old episode of only fools, never heard of an outcry then

PC gone mad

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peodude;4736943

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It's Peeeceeeee gawn maddddd!!!!

ilovepink;4736970

didnt del boy say "****" in an old episode of only fools, never heard of … 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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peodude;4736943

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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

Well in all honesty, i don't even get the "joke"!

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Lulu'sMammy;4737013

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.

Lulu'sMammy;4737013

Well in all honesty, i don't even get the "joke"!



You blonde???:p

Lulu'sMammy;4737013

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.

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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

Train Driver;4737046

You blonde???:p


Yeah Lol, is it obvious.....if thats the answer, then i'm glad i didntn't get it, coz its pants!

Lulu'sMammy;4737096

Yeah Lol, is it obvious.....if thats the answer, then i'm glad i … 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:

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souljacker;4737009

says it all, :roll: "the daily mail" the show has probably had one … 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.

Train Driver;4737115

Do you think about anything else:whistling:


I wanted to say the S word, but it's frowned on.....so pants will do!

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Adam2050;4736991

+1It's getting beyond a joke. No pun intended.Ad



Er.....none noticed!

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mysterio84;4737073

What if someone took the mickey out of an english name would it even make … 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:

ilovepink;4736970

didnt del boy say "****" in an old episode of only fools, never heard of … 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:

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?

didnt get the joke

me hat me coat doesnt really sound like mahatma

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.

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StevenA2000_uk;4737510

The victim of "racism" is this whole country, simply because any … 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?

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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

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StevenA2000_uk;4737510

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.

peodude;4737721

I agree, Sir David is a true legend. Everything he touches is gold, … 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:

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mysterio84;4737073

whoa that is so offensive.....not!!What if someone took the mickey out of … 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.

FilthAndFurry;4737780

Well, racism is usually based on power. So it's hard to level racism at a … 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?

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MANJ_007;4737874

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.

FilthAndFurry;4737780

Well, racism is usually based on power. So it's hard to level racism at a … 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? :?

FilthAndFurry;4737780

Well, racism is usually based on power. So it's hard to level racism at a … 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? :?

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StevenA2000_uk;4738190

"We"....bit of a contradictory statement there......by your own choice of … "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.

FilthAndFurry;4738218

No. 'We' doesn't refer to race.



who are you referring to then when you say "we"?

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StevenA2000_uk;4738205

So you're saying that Robert Mugabe is racist them given that he has … So you're saying that Robert Mugabe is racist them given that he has complete power in Zimbabwe? :?



No.

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StevenA2000_uk;4738226

who are you referring to then when you say "we"?



Society.

FilthAndFurry;4738227

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.

FilthAndFurry;4738236

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.

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StevenA2000_uk;4738250

then your comments are moot m8. I think you really need to think about … 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.

peodude;4737721

I agree, Sir David is a true legend. Everything he touches is gold, … 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.

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StevenA2000_uk;4738263

Wrong. Your words were "...we do at white people"at least have the … 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.

FilthAndFurry;4738303

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



FilthAndFurry;4738287

I think you're completely missing my point, and the reference I made to … 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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