Following The Woke AF Thread Page 93

  • JamboWayOh 10 Mar 2020 10:47:48 18,852 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    askew wrote:
    Apparently Schofield was blackmailedÖ by the S*n: https://hackinginquiry.org/the-sun-accused-of-blackmailing-phillip-schofield/
    I can well believe that.
  • Jono62 10 Mar 2020 10:47:54 24,841 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Not surprising, they are cunts.
  • nickthegun 10 Mar 2020 11:16:33 81,385 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    Its odd that anyone thought it was because of anything else. Every time a 'celebrity' makes a teary eyed announcement out of the blue like that, its because some shithead at a tabloid newspaper has dirt on them.

    The sad thing, really, is that apart from a few people shouting about HIS POOR WIFE, the rest of the nation has just shrugged their shoulders and let him get on with it. He could have been living his best life for a while because nobody really gives a shit anymore.
  • Lukus 10 Mar 2020 13:11:45 23,136 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    Gordon the Gopher's silence on the subject is telling.
  • mrpon 10 Mar 2020 13:16:21 36,139 posts
    Seen 13 hours ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    He must've had a hand in it.
  • TechnoHippy 19 May 2020 12:17:20 17,046 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 17 years ago
    This probably seemed a good idea at the time - https://nypost.com/2020/05/15/gap-pulls-camp-shirt-after-comparisons-to-auschwitz-uniform/
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 21 May 2020 09:28:08 13,305 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    I hear youíre a racist now Stewart

    http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2020/05/18/46128/antisemitic..._or_just_stupid_playground_insults%3F
  • IMO 21 May 2020 09:38:15 7,234 posts
    Seen 23 minutes ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    I've got to agree with the "playground-level racism" guy.
  • nickthegun 21 May 2020 09:46:59 81,385 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    30 lashes for me, then. When I first heard that name, I thought it sound like the german word for a handjob.
  • Lukus 21 May 2020 14:15:14 23,136 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    I fucking hate this shit. Why does no one care about context or intent before throwing accusations around? Stuff like this is what detracts from actual, deliberate harm and intent to dehumanise, etc.
  • IMO 21 May 2020 14:48:57 7,234 posts
    Seen 23 minutes ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    Lukus wrote:
    I fucking hate this shit. Why does no one care about context or intent before throwing accusations around? Stuff like this is what detracts from actual, deliberate harm and intent to dehumanise, etc.
    I struggle to see what additional context would help here.
  • nickthegun 21 May 2020 14:57:20 81,385 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    Because its a dumb joke at the expense of a person with an incredibly high level of privilege. Of course theres context around it. Its like accusing someone of sniggering at the name 'Gaylord' of being a francophobe.
  • nickthegun 21 May 2020 14:57:49 81,385 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    When really they are a homophobe.
  • richardiox 21 May 2020 14:58:02 8,437 posts
    Seen 3 hours ago
    Registered 16 years ago
    It's political correctness gone mad!
  • anephric 21 May 2020 15:14:08 3,886 posts
    Seen 4 hours ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    I'm just not woke enough, I can't see how taking the piss out of a punny-sounding posh Germanic name is antisemitic dogwhistling.

    Next you'll be telling me we can't make fun of Arch Duke Bosch Von Wangerscoff.

    Edited by anephric at 15:44:51 21-05-2020
  • Psychotext 21 May 2020 15:34:23 66,688 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    You'd pretty much have to ban all of the Clarkson Top Gear episodes if this was the standard we're supposed to be sticking to!

    Edited by Psychotext at 15:34:43 21-05-2020
  • nickthegun 21 May 2020 16:10:04 81,385 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    The thing is, its a dumb joke, sure. Ive not read the whole column but I have seen enough Stuart Lee routines where you could pick a dozen dumb jokes, remove them from the wider context and wag your finger at him.

    But he always makes the dumb joke pay off by contextualising it within a broader point. I mean, yeah, he might not have this time and it might have been a straight up 'haha, funny name' because hes a Tory but to accuse him of anti-semetism feels like it is one of those devaluing moments.
  • Lukus 21 May 2020 16:32:31 23,136 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    100%
  • TechnoHippy 21 May 2020 18:10:53 17,046 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 17 years ago
    Psychotext wrote:
    You'd pretty much have to ban all of the Clarkson Top Gear episodes if this was the standard we're supposed to be sticking to!
    That's not necessarily a bad thing...
  • drhickman1983 21 May 2020 18:20:03 6,613 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Yeah, but it is a pretty funny name.
  • neilka 21 May 2020 18:32:09 23,282 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 15 years ago
    I just hope nobody asks him about Ang Lee.
  • mothercruncher 21 May 2020 18:32:49 17,627 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    Whole thing makes me really ang lee.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 21 May 2020 19:29:38 19,435 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    I donít think there was any antisemitic intent and he probably didnít even know the name was Jewish in origin. I think when you consider the name itself would have been bastardised at some point in history as part of an escape from whoever it was that was trying to wipe Jews off the face of the earth at the time, it gives you a sense of why some would consider it culturally insensitive. But I donít consider it any worse than that.

    More broadly making fun of foreign sounding names is generally not a great idea and is pretty weak material for a professional and well respected comedian.
  • Tomo 21 May 2020 19:33:39 17,639 posts
    Seen 4 hours ago
    Registered 17 years ago
    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    I hear youíre a racist now Stewart

    http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2020/05/18/46128/antisemitic..._or_just_stupid_playground_insults%3F
    Well, at least this free material for Stewart to skewer in a future show.
  • Nanocrystal 22 May 2020 01:33:21 2,054 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    He should have seen this coming. By associating himself with The Guardian and their reactionary identity politics, belief in guilt-by-association and history of interpreting everything said by their political opponents as racist dog-whistling, this was bound to splash back on him at some point.
  • thelzdking 22 May 2020 05:09:27 10,020 posts
    Seen 49 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    Show me on the doll where the Guardian touched you.
  • Mola_Ram 22 May 2020 05:28:23 23,552 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    While I am sure chortle.co.uk is a really important and influential name in the online media, gotta say that this seems like a storm-in-teacup thing.
  • DakeyrasUK 22 May 2020 06:47:05 4,080 posts
    Seen 10 hours ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    He is my MP and the guy is a turd. We frequently call him Turd Hat...

    I'm with J O'Brien, it's a just a bit of (infantile) humour about how his name happens to be 3 short english words together.

    Suggestion it is antisemitic is more likely to drive a wedge between those that want and fight for an end to antisemitism and those who are gaslighted to think it is overblown, than it is to help the cause.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 22 May 2020 07:37:33 13,305 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    I think itís ultimately just someone being lazy in their comedy by going about taking the piss from an uncommon name.

    Some of the outrage strikes me as disingenuous pearl clutching from people who happily do worse to other ethnicities.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 22 May 2020 09:47:40 19,435 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 14 years ago
    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    I think itís ultimately just someone being lazy in their comedy by going about taking the piss from an uncommon name.

    Some of the outrage strikes me as disingenuous pearl clutching from people who happily do worse to other ethnicities.
    Yes, but also I suspect if it was a similar joke about a name belonging to other ethnicities, some people would be far more outraged.
Log in or register to reply

Sometimes posts may contain links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.