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Jimmy Carr's troop joke, funny or offensive?

Jimmy Carr's troop joke, funny or offensive?

(2:10) He made the gag at his live stand-up show at the Manchester Apollo (October 2009).

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slicksps slicksps (4465 days ago)
If a baby picks up a tin of beans from the supermarket, is it theft? It's a matter of intent. He didn't intend to insult and lots of people did find it funny. There is not a single joke which everybody laughs at. We all have different taboos and who knows, his statement could be true! It's a compliment, not an insult.
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If a baby picks up a tin of beans from the supermarket, is it theft? It's a matter of intent. He didn't intend to insult and lots of people did find it funny. There is not a single joke which everybody laughs at. We all have different taboos and who knows, his statement could be true! It's a compliment, not an insult.
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Guest: Elmo (4465 days ago)
For crying out loud-this is what Jimmy carr does. It's also the kind of humour that soldiers have, as it says in the report. Anyone offended by this clearly needs to get a life. The sickest joke of all is the war itself.
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For crying out loud-this is what Jimmy carr does. It's also the kind of humour that soldiers have, as it says in the report. Anyone offended by this clearly needs to get a life. The sickest joke of all is the war itself.
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Guest: NeilH (4459 days ago)
The squaddies thought it was funny. The rest of us should accept that and stfu.
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The squaddies thought it was funny. The rest of us should accept that and stfu.
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Guest: (4466 days ago)
Seems like a few people got their sense of humour shot off too.
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Seems like a few people got their sense of humour shot off too.
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GBlair GBlair (4465 days ago)
I can understand why people have been offended by it, but I personally found it funny.
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I can understand why people have been offended by it, but I personally found it funny.
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Guest: (4465 days ago)
im offended that someone thinks my sense of humor is insensitive. where is the outcry for me. BOO HOO! Everyone needs to relax. Funny is funny.
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im offended that someone thinks my sense of humor is insensitive. where is the outcry for me. BOO HOO! Everyone needs to relax. Funny is funny.
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Guest: Rodney, BArnet (4464 days ago)
It's insulating and its wrong to our barve men in uniform there should be instant punishment for the insulating of a squaddie and it should be either jail or then being sent to Afganistan as its a discrace.
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It's insulating and its wrong to our barve men in uniform there should be instant punishment for the insulating of a squaddie and it should be either jail or then being sent to Afganistan as its a discrace.
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Guest: Bob (4442 days ago)
As another great comedian once said, "what happens if you get insulted? F**k all, you get over it"
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As another great comedian once said, "what happens if you get insulted? F**k all, you get over it"
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Guest: (4463 days ago)
Whats insulting and wrong is that the government sends our squadies to Afganistan and Iraq in the first place!
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Whats insulting and wrong is that the government sends our squadies to Afganistan and Iraq in the first place!
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Guest: Rodney you plonker (3254 days ago)
Latest comment: I disagree. Jail? are you retarded? I have the right to insult soldiers if I want so go fk yourself. Plus, this Jimmy Carr joke wasn't even insulting anyway. Conclusion: you're a complete muppet
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Latest comment: I disagree. Jail? are you retarded? I have the right to insult soldiers if I want so go fk yourself. Plus, this Jimmy Carr joke wasn't even insulting anyway. Conclusion: you're a complete muppet
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kramnadroj kramnadroj (4466 days ago)
Typical, it's the same with some racist jokes. You have an army of white people condemning it when black people take no notice. Here, the amputee has no problem with but everyone else makes it an issue. They're not children, if they have a problem with it, they'll say. They don't need us taking their side when they haven't even taken a side! Personally, I really don't think that was even a remotely offensive joke compared to the vast majority I've heard over the years.
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Typical, it's the same with some racist jokes. You have an army of white people condemning it when black people take no notice. Here, the amputee has no problem with but everyone else makes it an issue. They're not children, if they have a problem with it, they'll say. They don't need us taking their side when they haven't even taken a side! Personally, I really don't think that was even a remotely offensive joke compared to the vast majority I've heard over the years.
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Guest: (4466 days ago)
I think that this time Jimmy car has shot himself in the foot. So he'll be able to join the paralympic team too then.
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I think that this time Jimmy car has shot himself in the foot. So he'll be able to join the paralympic team too then.
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Guest: (4465 days ago)
thats really funny, have you ever thought of being a ******
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thats really funny, have you ever thought of being a ******
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Guest: jj (4466 days ago)
a bit slow of the mark here boreme,this news is 2 weeks old
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a bit slow of the mark here boreme,this news is 2 weeks old
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kramnadroj kramnadroj (4466 days ago)
boreme isn't a news site in case you hadn't noticed?
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boreme isn't a news site in case you hadn't noticed?
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Guest: (4465 days ago)
Really! are you sure this is'nt a news site.
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Really! are you sure this is'nt a news site.
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Guest: (4465 days ago)
Is it just me or does anyone else see the irony in the fact that the ParaOlympics was set up so that ex-soldiers with spinal injuries could have a sports competition?
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Is it just me or does anyone else see the irony in the fact that the ParaOlympics was set up so that ex-soldiers with spinal injuries could have a sports competition?
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Guest: Pete Star (4465 days ago)
For a joke to be a joke, someone has to find it funny and someone else has to be offended, otherwise its not a joke
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For a joke to be a joke, someone has to find it funny and someone else has to be offended, otherwise its not a joke
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Guest: eatshitjewpig (4466 days ago)
who gives a crap if your offended or not. deal with it. free speach is a bitch aint it, especially to those who dont want others opinions.
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who gives a crap if your offended or not. deal with it. free speach is a bitch aint it, especially to those who dont want others opinions.
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Guest: just my opinion (4465 days ago)
Freedom of speech is a myth.
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Freedom of speech is a myth.
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Guest: Dave (4465 days ago)
Only for nuggets like you!
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Only for nuggets like you!
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