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    For his comments surrounding his drug use?

    I alwyas thought he was a on-trick pony anyway, playing his sexuality as his main strength. In every interview he'd slip some innuendo in alluding to being homosexual.

    I am outraged at his comments about ecstasy etc and the BBC's failure to act on them.
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    Considering its the supposedly uncontroversial BBC I am surprised he is still there.
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    BBC will ruin any good comedian.
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    What comments did he make? This is the first Ive heard of it so I dont know.

    Graham Norton was much better on CH4 anyway. I was quite surprised when he left for the BBC.
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    Story broke last week...

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/09102006/32...-comments.html
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    Oh come off it, half the people in the BBC have probably done it at some point in their life. Loads of people take drugs and is the case with Graham Norton, taking drugs 20 years ago has little bearing on their ability to do their job.

    Was it appropriate for him to say it on TV? Probably not, no- but it's hardly grounds to sack someone, and even if they did- C4, being as controversial as they usually are, would probably take him back as a publicity stunt against a BBC that would then be seen as archaic and reactionary.

    Saying that, I can't stand Graham Norton and his token camp behaviour which inevitably brands LGB people as screeching little sissies, he's not even entertaining, so I wouldn't really be bothered if they did sack him as it would not only make way for better TV, but would also relieve LGB people of some of the god-awful stereotypical burden which people like him perpetuate.
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    it's not a good image for the bbc though is it?! he's done some good work for them but i do agree he was funnier on c4 now he's just a presenter-type.
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    Drugs can be "really, really fun" and "great". It's not like he's lied about anything. I'd prefer a few million people using E than a few million smokers/drinkers.

    I'm not sure on what grounds they'd fire him. For not lying about drugs? That would be more morally dubious than anything he said in relation to drugs.
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    His comments were of his own oppinion they didn't insults anyone so why should he be fired. It isn't like he was saying "kids go out and take drugs"
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    He shouldn't get sacked. Let him say what he wants and face the consequences.

    All drugs should be legal anyhow.
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    The only reason they havn't sacked him is because he is a poof.
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    I never liked him anyway. Annoying little man IMO.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    I never liked him anyway. Annoying little man IMO.
    His career high was playing father noel furlong in father ted.

    "No I liked the English Patient, very confusing and boring and very far-fetched, but it was my kind of film!"
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    (Original post by gas_panic!)
    His career high was playing father noel furlong in father ted.

    "No I liked the English Patient, very confusing and boring and very far-fetched, but it was my kind of film!"
    that episode was fantastic but then father ted was simply brilliant pity dermot morgan died
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    (Original post by Cadre_Of_Storms)
    that episode was fantastic but then father ted was simply brilliant pity dermot morgan died
    That was my least favorite episode precisely because it had Graham Norton in it. But, I have to admit, Father Ted was the absolute dog's b*****cks.
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    (Original post by numero sept)
    He shouldn't get sacked. Let him say what he wants and face the consequences.

    All drugs should be legal anyhow.
    So children will skive school to buy crack at the local newsagents ? Think of the price wars between Tesco and Asda over cheap weed !
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    He should be sacked.

    But only because he's ****.
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    (Original post by DanGrover)
    He should be sacked.

    But only because he's ****.
    I don't know why he's still around. I would have thought his metrosexual fanbase would have died down from his time on C4 :confused:
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    Norton's a **** head (literally), no more better highlighted than his time spent on that ****ing ridiculous Maria show....silly. On this basis, he should be outed. It should be in his contract...

    "If you act like a **** head, we (the BBC) have no alternative but to terminate your contract"
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    Yes, he is ****, but that's not really the issue. I don't watch any of his shows, but should be be sacked on the basis of these comments? Well, personally I think it was a pretty dumbass thing to say but that, no, he shouldn't be sacked because his programmes (that I am aware of) have an adult audience and (I think) he gave the interview to a pretty adult magazine (Marie Claire).

    I think it would be a lot different if he presented, say, CBBC or if he had made the comments on air or at a BBC press conference or any official capacity. I suppose you could argue that it was, in a way, because he only got the interview because of his role as a presenter, but you know what I mean...

    I don't condone drugs and they are overrated, but freedom of speech and all that. If he wants to rave about how "fun" they are then let him, perhaps he's always on them when he chooses to wear those hideous suits he seems to like so much...inhibited judgement and all that...
 
 
 
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