Controversial comedian Frankie Boyle has voiced his displeasure at the BBC allegedly editing out his monologue that included a claim that Israel is an ‘apartheid’ state on his ‘New World Order’ show. But should he be surprised?
He told his Twitter followers that the public service broadcaster had removed the section where he talked about "Israel being an Apartheid state. Edited out for reasons nobody has yet explained to me, despite assurances to the contrary.”
There were, of course, various jokes in this weeks’s New World Order monologue about the situation in Gaza, and about Israel being an Apartheid state. Edited out for reasons nobody has yet explained to me, despite assurances to the contrary.
— Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) May 19, 2018
Boyle was posting following a social media backlash against his segment on Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and the apparent ‘crisis’ of anti-Semitism in left wing politics. Boyle alongside fellow comedian David Baddiel focused on pillorying Corbyn for his perceived lack of action on anti-Semitism that they say has enveloped the Labour party.
I don't think much of comedians like Frankie Boyle & David Baddiel unfairly using #Antisemitism to attack Labour. Given that Labour have a Membership of 600,000 Members & complaints of antisemitism against about 70 - antisemitism in Labour is hardly rife!#blockedbyfrankieboyle pic.twitter.com/uDzNP3vMUa
— Christina (@55krissi55) May 19, 2018
Boyle defended himself from his Twitter critics, citing his support of Palestinian causes, while disclosing that the BBC had cut out his monologue on the recent Gaza killings, which he said contained criticism of Israel’s actions.'
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