NEARLY 450 complaints have been lodged over Jo Brand’s acid attack jibe.
The figure was revealed by watchdog Ofcom, which said it had forwarded the 427 objections to the BBC.
Almost 450 complaints were made to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom over Jo Brand’s offensive joke[/caption]
Speaking on Radio 4’s pre-recorded Heresy show, she said protesters should hurl battery acid at politicians like Nigel Farage instead of milkshakes[/caption]
Hundreds more people are thought to have contacted the broadcaster directly.
They are angry over Brand’s joke, broadcast on Radio 4’s pre-recorded Heresy show last Tuesday.
She said protesters should not throw milkshakes at politicians such as Nigel Farage but use battery acid instead.
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Asked about the impact of Brexit on parliament she said: “Certain unpleasant characters are being thrown to the fore and they’re very very easy to hate.
“I’m kind of thinking why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid. You know that’s just me.”
A giggling Brand went on: “It’s alright, I’m not going to do it, it’s purely a fantasy but I think milkshakes are pathetic. I honestly do.”
Pressure mounted on the BBC to explain why it did not remove the inflammatory joke before it’s broadcast.
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It was first recorded on May 21 – giving Radio 4 bosses a staggering 22 days to remove any “inappropriate” content.
The episode has since been edited to remove the offensive gag, with the BBC saying it had “noted the strong reaction to it”.
It comes after cops dropped a criminal probe into an allegation of “incitement to violence” despite the outcry.
Brand has since issued a half-hearted apology for the comments and cops have dropped their criminal probe[/caption]
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