Frankie Boyle in trouble. Again.
Words: Caroline Foran
Guess who's in trouble again? Yes it's Frankie Boyle. And no, you do not win a prize because it's only ever him or Ricky Gervais.
The comedian who's never too far away from his next shit storm has been most recently condemned after offending 2,100 schoolchildren who formed the Olympic rings in their school grounds to raise money for charity. For their efforts, the kids managed to earn themselves a place in the record books as well as £1,000.
In his latest Sun column, the stand up made some people very upset when he described the fundraising effort at Bay House School in Gosport, Hampshire as "the most autistic response to a global sporting event".
"For the kids of Gosport, learning how to stand bewildered in a blue jumper is all they need to qualify them for a life of working in 99p stores," he added.
As much as we're usually ones to say comedians should be able to make jokes without people taking them too seriously, it seems there were slim pickings for Boyle on this day if a school's sporting efforts was his best choice of material.
Anyhoo, it wasn't long before someone piped up to put the Scottish comedian back in his box (that is if anyone can put him back in his box. It seems he's officially box-less). Local MP Caroline Dinenage went straight to the Portsmouth News to exclaim that she was 'sickened' by Boyle's latest tirade.
"It sickens me, these people who make a living and spend their lives being spiteful towards others to make money. It’s miserable and it's pathetic... The kids have got themselves a Guinness world record and nobody can take that away from them."
Also responding to Boyle's unwarranted comments was one 14 year old who had taken part. "We were only trying to break a world record. I don't know why he thought it was funny to poke fun at us."
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Thursday 17th May 2012 | Comedy
Comic genius......Posted 11:39 | Fri 18th May 2012
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