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    Disclaimer: this story did appear in the Daily Mail, but it's not their opinion being discussed.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...Elizabeth.html


    Ofcom have received 5 complaints, which is obviously a tiny fraction of those who watched it, but it could be case that a lot more people choose to complain. Jack Whitehall and James Corden have particularly come under fire for being crude and offensive towards people like the Queen and Susan Boyle.

    Now, for those who watched it, did you find it really that offensive? Yes some of the jokes were obviously said for shock factor, and Whitehall/Corden did get drunk on TV, but I watched it and didn't think it was that outrageous, given it was after the watershed.

    A woman from an internet forum for Mum's or something has said that even if parents don't let their children watch it, they will just watch it on their iphones/ipads. To which I was like :confused: Surely that goes for every piece of adult entertainment ever?

    Thoughts?
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    (Original post by Converse Rocker)
    Disclaimer: this story did appear in the Daily Mail, but it's not their opinion being discussed.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...Elizabeth.html


    Ofcom have received 5 complaints, which is obviously a tiny fraction of those who watched it, but it could be case that a lot more people choose to complain. Jack Whitehall and James Corden have particularly come under fire for being crude and offensive towards people like the Queen and Susan Boyle.

    Now, for those who watched it, did you find it really that offensive? Yes some of the jokes were obviously said for shock factor, and Whitehall/Corden did get drunk on TV, but I watched it and didn't think it was that outrageous, given it was after the watershed.

    A woman from an internet forum for Mum's or something has said that even if parents don't let their children watch it, they will just watch it on their iphones/ipads. To which I was like :confused: Surely that goes for every piece of adult entertainment ever?

    Thoughts?
    There is "outrage" according to that article but from who? Currently, it's five random people's opinions but why is that newsworthy? I'm sure there'll be a lot more complaints after this article from people who are "offended" by something they didn't watch.

    It's very simple : if you don't want to listen to comedians making jokes after the watershed then don't watch the programme!
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    These people complain about anything. I imagine more than 5 people watched it. You should need a minimum percentage of complaints. If 0.01 percent of people who watched it were offended it probably due to them being sensitive (aww bless ) than it actually being offensive.
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    I found it hilarious!

    I don't think they were drunk on TV, very tipsy maybe, but the pair of them usually do act like kids when you put them together! And once you get too overexcited you can't help yourself. I don't recall two bottles of wine as reported ... but I could have missed that bit. While I think that the act itself, whacking out pizza and wine was funny, I would of thought it should've been non-alcoholic as you shouldn't drink while doing any job.

    Oh to quote:

    "Halfway through the two-hour show Corden took a bottle of red wine and two glasses from beneath his desk and poured himself and Whitehall a drink, then started eating pizza"

    and "who were seen to drink a bottle of wine each on screen"

    So the DM can't even decide!

    As for the jokes, there are far worse programs out there that make far worse jokes. Family Guy to name one, I find that offensive. But they are aired in the day time and its cool for kids to watch that?

    I mean what did SuBo expect from using #Susanalbumparty? Did her PR manager not spot that?

    I laughed at the Usain Bolt bit, it wasn't negative about him at all, just adult.

    Worse has been said about the Queen at the royal variety! It was verging on the edge of too far though, I do admit.

    I agree that its not a childs show, but if parents are going to buy their treasures phones/ipads and are that worried they may watch something that doesn't construe positive views then why did they not set up parental controls to limit their children watching anything after the watershed or that shows bad language etc. I mean when you watch it you have to accept a disclaimer anyway!

    I love how they are saying how vulgar the joke about 50 shades was. What do you expect, its was pretty much the book of 2012 to many and its effectively porn. HOW can you make a clean joke about that!?!

    All in all, I will be watching the Big Fat Quiz next year as I have done for many years.
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    (Original post by GooglyEyedMonster)
    As for the jokes, there are far worse programs out there that make far worse jokes. Family Guy to name one, I find that offensive. But they are aired in the day time and its cool for kids to watch that?
    As far as I'm aware Family Guy is not broadcast before the watershed in the UK. But yeah, obviously another slow news day so the Daily Mail's trying to stir up another sachsgate, hopefully it will get ignored rather than receiving even more complaints just because of an article in a major newspaper. Whitehall and Corden were clearly having a laugh and meant no offense by it, why act as if they're teabagging the Union Jack!?
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    I didn't find it offensive at all! But then I've seen Jimmy Carr live so that is my sort of humour. He said himself the best thing you can hear is an audience going 'hahahahaha ooooh' as they laugh then go 'oh I shouldn't have found that funny'.

    drunken comedians made obscene jokes about the Queen has drawn ire from viewers across the pond.
    So people outside of England are the ones who were offended? Not the people who've been celebrating her for the past year. We spent a lot of money on her, I think we're allowed a few jokes at her expense. Plus the joke about hr standing up wasn't explicit, it was implied. You make it dirty yourself. If you're offended by it, just proves you have a dirty mind!

    Also the SuBo one I think was perfectly justified. They're the ones who decided #Susanalbumparty was a good idea.

    I think they exaggerated the drinking, there was only one bottle on the table. Jimmy may have said they're drunk but he's a comedian, he exaggerates for a living! The whole thing of bringing out the pizza and getting the wine out was brilliantly funny combined with the jealous glares of the other two teams.
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    I personally thought Alan Carr's programme last night was much worse. I didn't find it offensive (and I don't see why people say they are offended by these things because often they're not, they just dislike it) but I thought there was a bit too much swearing in it.
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    (Original post by Charlotte49)
    I personally thought Alan Carr's programme last night was much worse. I didn't find it offensive (and I don't see why people say they are offended by these things because often they're not, they just dislike it) but I thought there was a bit too much swearing in it.
    Didn't watch it, not really a fan of Alan Carr. Watched Chatty Man once or twice and wasn't impressed.

    I pretty much agree with everyone here. Especially on the 50 Shades part, apparently you can't make a sexual based joke about a book on fetish sex any more.
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    No. People have too much time on their hands.
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    The people who complained are just not happy unless they find something to moan about. They wernt forced to watch it so if they dont like it, it doesnt take much to change the channel. If they are complaining about their children watching it they should put parental controls on the laptops.
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    I thought the article was ridiculous. I didn't hear about it until my grandma starting ranting about these disgusting comedians on last night, I was suprised she'd watched it and said I thought it was hilarious, and then it transpired that she hadn't even seen any of it and had just read the Daily Mail. Really had to bite my tongue for the sake of a nice family evening but since reading the article I wish I'd have said more.
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    Totally ridiculous, this doesn't even warrant an article, seriously, the headline should be "a few sad of gits can't take a joke"
    Why do we care if they found it offensive? It's just stupid, if you have a problem with the show and don't find it funny, just turn it off. Plenty of people find the show hilarious.

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    Also ...HOW HOW in hells name can you be offended at things not aimed at you? These people are getting offended FOR Barack Obama? My GOD they make me so angry. To much time so complain about stuff.
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    I didn't find if offensive at all. If people don't like it they just shouldn't watch it. I could maybe understand a bit more if it was bbc and funded by the licence fee, but channel 4 is paid for by advertising so I really don't think anyone has a leg to stand on.


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