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Anger at pub’s ‘homophobic and racist’ jokes in men’s toilets

Nick Duffy March 20, 2018
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A pub in Edinburgh is facing criticism over a sign hung in the men’s toilets featuring homophobic and racist jokes.

The Office pub in Leith, Edinburgh, received a backlash after the jokes hung in their men’s loos were posted online.

They include the gag: “What’s the hardest part of rollerblading? Telling your parents that you are gay.”

Another added: “What did Boy George say to Michael Jackson? You Beat It, and I’ll cumma cumma cum.”

Other jokes included racial slurs.

One said: “Did you hear about the Chinese couple that had a retarded baby? They named him Sum Ting Wong.”

The jokes were on a sign titled ‘Office Banter’.

But they attracted anger on Facebook.

Kevin Tierney shared a photo of the sign, writing: “Toilet walls in The Office on Easter Road. Take this racist/sexist/homophobic s*** down eh.”

Another added: “1970’s style s***e humour should be left in the 70s along with Jimmy Savile and all the other wonderful things from the time when ‘things were different’.”

Others took aim at the dilapidated pub, saying: “It’s maybe not offensive to everyone however it is outdated, cheap and crass. Much like the establishment itself.”

However, some spoke out in defence of the pub, claiming that others were “too easily offended”.

The pub has not yet issued a response to the drama.

More: homophobic, jokes, LGBT, pub, racist

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