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Campaigners and abuse survivors have called for comedian Jimmy Carr, 49, to be banned from showing on TV after he refused to apologize for controversial remarks about pedophilia
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Horrified campaigners have criticized comedian Jimmy Carr after his latest statements about child sexual abuse.
Millionaire Carr, 49, who frequently uses sick jokes about pedophilia in his shows, says abuse survivors should move on and laugh about it.
Childline founder Dame Esther Rantzen said: “I have personally never met a survivor who laughed about it or found it amusing.”
The disgraced comedian is facing a new controversy over sick child sex abuse jokes.
Campaigners and abuse survivors made a new call this evening to ban the millionaire artist from TV after he refused to apologize for controversial comments about pedophilia .
In a newly unearthed podcast interview, the shocking comic says victims should use his many jokes on the subject as a way to laugh at their experience and move on with their lives. surname.
Carr’s lack of remorse for exploiting child sexual abuse for laughs comes after his alleged joke about Romany gypsies killed during the Nazi Holocaust sparked calls investigate police.
The comedian’s controversial comments came just before Christmas.
Carr – reported to be worth £12m – said: “I’ve made a lot of jokes about pedophilia and I’m sure on every show someone has inappropriately touched. I’m sure.
“You just look at the stats and say, ‘That’s right.
“And how do you handle that? How do you win? Well, the best reward is a good life and move on and laugh about it. “
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Carr is expected to continue his intentionally offensive jokes as he continues his 107-day Terribly Funny tour in London this evening.
But Childline founder Dame Esther Rantzen, 81, blasted her insensitive comments and said: “When you are abused as a child, especially sexual abuse but any form of abuse Either way, it can lead to very deep scars.
“Personally, I have never met a survivor who laughed about it or felt amused even though they had gone on and been as wildly successful as so many.
“I think Shakespeare said, ‘He teases scars that never feel the wound’. It’s not a subject that I find funny or amusing because I know how deep pain can go. ”
Former police detective Maggie Oliver has resigned after blowing the whistle over her own force’s poor handling of investigations into child sex-grooming gangs in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
“I’m all for free speech and I don’t believe in censorship or silencing people but that’s a pretty horrible thing to say,” she said. Joking about something too serious reflects really badly on him.
“It makes me wonder what kind of person would think that’s funny.
“It is cruel to survivors and victims of sexual abuse, a crime that destroys lives.”
Survivor Sammy Woodhouse, who has been groomed and raped in Rochdale for many years since the age of 14, said: “I don’t understand how someone can joke about child abuse.
“Every child abuse victim in the country – possibly worldwide because of his background – who hears these jokes will be disgusted. As survivors, we fought hard and overcame all barriers to hear our voices and stories. And something like this doesn’t help anyone. It’s disgusting and disgusting.”
Sammy, who suffered from depression, an eating disorder and considered suicide, bravely gave evidence against her abuser.
He was convicted of multiple charges, including rape and mass kidnapping, and jailed for 35 years.
Sammy, who now works with survivors and young people, said of Carr: “The idea that he thinks jokes like him will help people move on is a fantasy.
“The things that get you going are support and therapy – not being ridiculed. Different survivors at different stages.
“There may be some of us who can laugh at aspects of it even though we don’t laugh at the abuse.
“But there are other victims who are still committing suicide and trying to put their lives back together.
“You cannot say that this will help them, that they will appreciate it.
“If he’s the kind of comedian who needs to resort to cruelty like this then he needs to think about another job. This is not a comedy. It’s not fun.”
The comedian commented on the Out To Lunch With Jay Rayner podcast, which is still streamed worldwide.
But in the same interview with TV presenter Rayner, he talked about getting his contract canceled. said it was “the hill I’m willing to die on”.
He defends his often dark and controversial jokes by saying, “It’s easy to be accurate when you’re not trying to make 2,000 people laugh in two hours straight.”
Carr has faced backlash for silencing his Holocaust attacks.
In a Sirius XM radio interview promoting His Darker Materials, Carr predicted his career would “go down in a fireball”.
Carr boasts that he is “an equal opportunity violator” but still fits in because he is inclusive of all things.
The comedian was asked to respond to the latest criticism.
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