Bare-knuckle boxer Paddy Doherty slams Jimmy Carr's 'disgusting' joke 5 months ago

Bare-knuckle boxer Paddy Doherty slams Jimmy Carr's 'disgusting' joke

Doherty is one of many influential figures to condemn the comedian

Bare-knuckle boxer Paddy Doherty has slammed Jimmy Carr’s “disgusting” joke about the Gypsy people being slaughtered during the Holocaust.

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The 49-year-old comedian made the so-called joke during his Netflix special His Dark Material. While Carr started the show by stating it was “a career ender”, he also said that a “positive” of the Holocaust was that thousands of Gypsies were murdered.

Paddy Bare-knuckle boxer Paddy Doherty branded the joke “disgusting.”/Via Getty
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Speaking to the Sunday Mirror about the comedy special, Paddy Doherty stated: “He should be investigated by the police.

“That wasn’t a joke. He’s talking about mass murder being a positive – would he be allowed to say this about black people killed by the Ku Klux Klan?

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“There’s a level you don’t go to. More than a million of my people were killed.”

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Labour’s Nadia Whittome and David Lammy branded it “despicable”, while Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said the comments were “abhorrent and they just shouldn’t be on television.”

The 62-year-old Big Brother winner continued: “When I watched him say what he did, I was disgusted. The hairs on my neck stood up. When I was a child I used to see signs saying ‘no blacks, no dogs, no gypsies’ in pub windows. And now I see Jimmy Carr saying this and the audience laughing... it’s disgusting.”

Upon arriving at a comedy gig on February 5, Carr said: “We used to call them jokes and people would laugh. I am going to get cancelled, that’s the bad news. The good news is I am going down swinging.”

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