Comedian Jo Brand has caused quite a stir with certainly one of her newest jokes about throwing milkshakes at politicians.
Brand’s controversial quip on the Radio four programme Heresy acquired laughs within the studio, nonetheless it shortly causes a furor on social media, with Nigel Farage tweeting an outraged response.
Right here’s precisely what Jo Brand stated about milkshake throwing, and Nigel Farage’s response.
What did Jo Brand say about milkshake throwing?
On the subject of the recent trend of throwing milkshakes at certain ‘unpleasant characters’, Brand joked that ‘milkshakes are pathetic’ and that ‘battery acid’ may very well be seen instead.
When requested about Brexit inflicting a divide within the nation, Brand stated: ‘I might say that however that’s as a result of sure disagreeable characters are being thrown to the fore.
‘And they are very very easy to hate. I am kind of thinking, why bother with a milkshake, when you could get some battery acid? That’s simply me, sorry.
‘I’m not gonna do it, it’s purely a fantasy, however I believe milkshakes are pathetic, I actually do. Sorry.’
The response to Brand’s touch upon social media hasn’t precisely been glowing, with one individual calling her joke ‘very irresponsible’, and one other saying: ‘Whatever side you stand on, Remain/Leave whatever you believe politically. Let’s not speak, even in jest, about throwing acid on individuals. Jo Brand.’
Nigel Farage, who has himself been pelted with a milkshake during a rally, additionally added his voice to the Twitter storm, saying: ‘This is incitement of violence and the police need to act.’.
In the meantime the BBC have come out in protection of Brand, saying her joke was in keeping with the present’s tone.
In an announcement, they stated the remark was ‘deliberately provocative as the title implies’ and ‘not intended to be taken seriously’.
Victoria Coren Mitchell, who hosts Heresy, replied to Farage’s tweet, saying: ‘Nigel! I’m genuinely upset; we don’t agree on all the things, however I might completely have had you down as a free speech man. Particularly on the subject of jokes.’
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