I wish someone would encourage bullying Stonewall into actually doing something of importance, like pushing gay marriage, instead on this nonsensical triviality. Either that or fuck off and let people without a hidden party political agenda do it for them.
What’s worse: making a childish, hardly amusing joke at the expense of gay people or suggesting that gay marriage isn’t something “most” gay people want?
Personally I think Stonewall’s position on gay marriage is disturbingly homophobic, whereas the only think Ross is guilty of is being lazy. Sarah Silverman has shown being truly offensive is way more amusing than his rubbish attempts.
Stonewall need to stop wasting the valuable money so many decent people have foolishly given them.
Stonewall has always been crap. Many so-called Gay orgs. have sprung up like garden weeds, claiming to represent our interests. Well, many fail because they fall off the beaten track.
I don’t agree, old chaps. First it starts out as a joke and then someone ends up getting gaybashed to death. Jokes are a form of bullying and I am glad Stonewall and the other 61 complainants took action. This sort of “comedy” clearly shows the link between homophobia and sexism. Homophobic and sexist individuals need to ask themselves why this brand of humour is funny to them. This requires some real thinking abilty to overcome!
jonnielondon: oh for fuck’s sake get a LIFE! So Les Dawson tells a Mother-in-law joke, and middle aged women up and down the country are being kicked to death by frustrated son-in-laws?
Stop making this tenuous connection. I don’t like lots of people, that doesn’t mean I want to kick seven bells of shit out of them just because I heard a joke mentioned on the fucking radio. Humour knows no boundaries. If you want homophobic humour, go catch any drag act in a gay bar on a Saturday night.
Give people a little credibility. Or maybe I should come round your house and beat you to death, and when questioned, I can walk away claiming “Jonathan Ross made me do it”.
stonewall. the guys who nearly gave an award to a noted transphobic bigot. stonewall. the org run by a man who thinks we dont want marriage.
glass houses guys.
why did Ross mention “adoption” ? Didn’t the parents of the boy succeed in bringing him up rightly ? Before he is coming home with a boyfriend he must be “cured” ? Is this what Ross meand ?
“The thought manifests as the word
The word manifests as the deed
The deed develops into habit
Habit hardens into character
So watch the thought and its ways with care
And let it spring out of love
Born out of concern for all beings
As the shadow follows the body as we think, so we become…”
I absolutely don’t think Stonewall is crap (Post 3: Brian Burton). I think they do a great job.
Nevertheless, in this case I think Ofcom has it right. And more than that, any social group that takes themselves so seriously they cannot take any humour about themselves is gong to end up being hated.
Nevertheless, in this case I think Ofcom has it right. And more than that, any social group that takes themselves so seriously they cannot take any humour about themselves is gong to end up being hated!