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Ofcom clears ITV over poof comment

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  1. it might not break any laws now……but soon maybe it will.

  2. so calling someone “nigger would be acceptable?I thought not

  3. World of Twist 15 Jan 2008, 5:32pm

    I think this speaks more about Davison’s character than anything else.Bubbling underneath all that cheeky Cockerney braggadocio lies a smouldering cauldron of bile. Under a little stress,the lid slips and he lashes out at his favourite target, i.e a minority.It could have been a black person or an Asian that was on the receiving end of his ire.The man has no place whatsoever on television, full stop. Mind you he has kinda killed that off here himself really.What a tw*t,

  4. Robert, ex-pat Brit 15 Jan 2008, 6:20pm

    World of Twist, I thoroughly agree. If Davidson had targeted an ethnic or religious group or used the “n” word in regard to people from the African continent, I think the outcome would have been quite the reverse and the tv station would have had the book thrown at it and faced a hefty fine or faced court action. We’ve always been fair game for the media and I don’t think that’s going to change in spite of any laws on the books protecting us. Homophobes are just plain ignorant, not that sophisticated, poorly educated for the most part and basically inadequate and insecure with no self-esteem and probably sexually repressed.Maybe people like Graham Norton for example should start bashing back and give the homophobes a dose of their own medicine. There is much we can throw back at them. A lesson in humiliation might just do the trick. It seems that the more we ignore them the worse it gets.

  5. OMAR KUDDUS 15 Jan 2008, 6:54pm

    Ofcom may say that reality show viewers needed “an unedited insight into the contestants’ personalities”, but why was not Jim Davidson taken , himself to the cleaners and made accountable for his remarks.There is No place for Homophobia and what the laws are now in place to protect from.Its amazing how people in this day and age think that it is still acceptable to pick on us, and that they can get away with it.It is immaterial that Davidson himself is of non consequence and alienated himself by his racism and his “behaviour towards Brian Dowling was not acceptable and that he was in the minority.”

  6. World of Twist 15 Jan 2008, 11:09pm

    Thanks Robert xp”Homophobes are just plain ignorant, not that sophisticated, poorly educated for the most part and basically inadequate and insecure with no self-esteem and probably sexually repressed.”Couldn’t agree more with that analysis,having come up against sveral on such unlikely places as The Guardian online and elsewhere I am in total agreement.They nver have any proper arguments and just when ou brow beat them they revert to personal insults.Some are so stupid they only end up humiliating themselves. God it’s like taking CAndy from a baby at times.Omar KYes very well put.I think it’s right to be wary and cynical about Homophobia and adjudication..Why is it the ‘phobic ones are always being given the benefit of the doubt in these situations? It’s like bashing your head against a brick wall sometimes.It’s almost willful ignorance at times.

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