Comedian Jimmy Carr has caused controversy after making a joke about the Holocaust on Twitter. He was criticised for his response to people who thought he should apologise, with many saying that it he didn’t know how offensive and wrong his tweet was.
Jimmy Carr is speaking out on the controversy surrounding his controversial Holocaust joke at the stand. The comedian has apologized for the comments, and says he will be donating money to charity.
Carr informed his listeners that he had been ‘cancelled.’ (Photo courtesy of Getty Images Europe)
During his stand-up gig last night, Jimmy Carr apparently addressed the uproar over his joke regarding Roma and Sinti people.
The outrage over the joke in his Netflix special, His Dark Material, which was published in December 2021, continued to rise as the 8 Out Of 10 Cats star led a performance at Whitley Bay Playhouse on Saturday.
People “never remember the hundreds of Gypsies who were slain by the Nazis” in the Holocaust, Carr says in the show, because “no one ever likes to speak about the positives.”
Traveller and Roma charity, anti-fascist organizations, and even a few MPs have all slammed the comic.
‘Are we going to speak about the Holocaust?’ a lady in the crowd heckled Carr on Saturday, according to The Mirror. ‘We’re going to speak about cancel culture, the entire thing,’ the comedian answered.
‘People, we’re going to speak about f***ing everything.’ Relax.’
‘We’re speaking my friends in the final chance saloon,’ he allegedly continued. This evening, what I’m saying on stage is barely acceptable.
Backlash has erupted over Carr’s Netflix stand-up special (photo: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock).
‘F***ing forget about it in ten years.’ You’ll be able to tell your grandkids about the performance you saw tonight.’
Carr is reportedly claimed to have warned the crowd, “The joke that will destroy my career is already out there,” as well as, “I am going to be cancelled, that’s the bad news.”
It comes after Carr’s Jewish stand-up buddy, David Baddiel, called the Holocaust joke “cruel and terrible.”
‘You can clearly make a Holocaust joke that is harsh and barbaric and mean-spirited and racist,’ Baddiel said on Twitter, recalling reminding audiences on his Trolls: Not The Dolls Tour.
‘Or you may tell one that goes after the oppressors, calls attention to the inherent wickedness of it, or highlights the victims’ humanity.’
‘Clearly, Jimmy’s was the former,’ he continued.
The joke was deemed “indefensible” by David Baddiel. (ITV/REX/Shutterstock/Ken McKay/Shutterstock)
Jimmy was characterized as a “close buddy of mine and a terrific stand-up in general” in the Twitter conversation.
How he feels about Jimmy, on the other hand,’makes no difference to how I feel or think about this particular joke,’ he added.
With thousands of signatures on a petition from The Traveller Movement, Carr’s Holocaust joke has prompted Netflix to delete the portion from his show, if not the whole stand-up special.
While many people seem to agree with Baddiel that the joke is “indefensible,” Only Connect actress Victoria Coren-Mitchell supported Carr on Twitter on Saturday, calling him a “really good guy.”
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‘While I’m here, may as well add how much I like @JimmyCarr, a close buddy who’s made about a thousand jokes I wouldn’t have made myself, as a stage performer, but as a guy is full of decency and generosity,’ she said.
During the Holocaust, historians believe that between 200,000 and 500,000 Roma and Sinti people were killed.
Jimmy Carr’s representatives have been contacted for comment by Metro.co.uk.
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