Jack Dee Defends Best Friend Jimmy Carr After Controversial Netflix Jokes Cause Backlash

Jack Dee has defended comedian Jimmy Carr after a joke he made about the Holocaust sparked backlash and fueled discourse around free speech and racism.

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GMB: Jack Dee Opposes Jimmy Carr Controversy

Jack Dee weighed in on the recent discussion surrounding free speech and defending fellow comedians Jimmy Carri after a joke he made about the Holocaust sparked outrage.

On Monday, Jack appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss his new book What’s Your Problem, but the conversation quickly turned to comedian Carr and the media storm he was in. recently.

Jimmy has come under fire for a joke he made in Netflix showing his Dark Matter.

To start the joke, Jimmy told his audience, “They never mentioned the thousands of gypsies that were killed by the Nazis. Nobody wanted to talk about that, because nobody wanted to talk about those gypsies. upsides.”

Jimmy Carr’s Holocaust Joke Received Backlash

In the clip shared online, the audience can hear thunderous laughter, after which Jimmy explains that the joke is “so funny” and a “good joke” is “sharp as hell”. .

He also claimed that the joke had an “educational quality” to it.

But the joke has sparked a backlash with the subject of free speech in comedy being hotly debated over the past few weeks.

When asked to join the GMB on Monday, Jack said he didn’t want to interfere with “what can and cannot be said”, but added: “Things come and they go.

Jack Dee Defends Jimmy Carr Joke In GMB On Monday

“Jimmy put it as an unacceptable thing to say. A month later, someone got a hold of it and tried to make a storm out of very little.”

He continued: “Do we want the state to interfere with what can or cannot be said? I think we don’t want me to think that we are sophisticated enough as an audience to distinguish What we want without calling the police.”

Jack then spoke of his own experience of being nearly ‘cancelled’ when he revealed to hosts and viewers at home that there was a joke he had been warned about.

He explained, “Radio 4’s audience loved those things, they weren’t too offensive. I was probably one of the more adventurous shows allowed to be there.

“I say what I mean and it’s good. A live show is the right arena to do that because the audience can immediately tell you if they like it or not. I’m not out That’s to shock anyone but I also don’t go to the cotton ball what I say.

“There was a joke I was told I wasn’t supposed to tell and I told the joke anyway and was told I would never work in television again but the promises , the promises, will never happen.”

Jimmy Carr’s joke continues to cause outrage and now the comedian’s management team has had to promise the panel that he won’t tell the joke at an upcoming gig.

Jimmy was forced to promise he wouldn’t tell jokes during a performance last week in Cambridge

The comedian performed in Cambridge last week and was forced to promise he wouldn’t repeat Holocaust jokes on stage.

A city council representative explained that gigs at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on February 16 and March 30 were booked before Jimmy’s controversial comments prompted a backlash.

Anna Smith, leader of Cambridge City Council, said: “Genocide is not a subject to ridicule.

“As a council, we are committed to partnering with and supporting disadvantaged communities, including our gypsy, Roma and tourist communities.”

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