Frankie Boyle has stirred yet more controversy after making a joke that he carefully formulated not to offend anyone – because it has been deemed too offensive to the politically incorrect members of his audience. Ofcom received over 100 complaints following Boyle’s return to BBC2’s panel comedy Mock of the Week as a guest panelist, promising him his old position back if he could just stop talking about the ghosts in the Queen’s vagina. Many viewers were angered by the complete absence of mockery of the Scottish or other minorities, as they felt it made light of the fact that they can’t laugh at anything that doesn’t cause distress to other human beings. The comedian has since issued a public apology on Twitter with a comic depicting a disabled child getting raped by a man wearing a Nicolas Cage mask, rendered poorly in the graphics editing software MS Paint.
Joke criticised for being too inoffensive