Thursday, April 16, 2015

Store withdraws offensive 'blokey' joke book

"Bloke" is the British equivalent for "guy" but always refers to males

A 'blokey' joke book on sale at River Island containing an offensive joke about domestic violence has caused a Twitter storm prompting the high street brand to withdraw it from shelves.

The 'Very Blokey Joke Book' by Jake Harris, which was displayed in the high street brand's menswear department and is also available on Amazon, contains a quip about a man watching his wife being beaten up by friends.

 'A man is watching his wife get beaten up by five men when the police arrive,' reads the joke.

'"Why didn't you help?"' asks one stunned cop. "Five seemed enough," the man replied,' in the offensive punchline.

Shocked Twitter users branded the joke 'horrific' and 'staggeringly offensive' and demanded action from the clothing brand.

A picture of the offensive joke was first tweeted by media commentator Tim Doble via @BetterThanToday who was shocked when he noticed the joke in the publication.

'Despicable!' was users response to the post, while another simply posted 'Wow!'


A joke is not meant to be a literal report but the humorless Left cannot be expected to understand that, I guess.  The fact that it was labelled "blokey" was a warning that it might not be "correct"


Anonymous said...

A joke is not meant to be a literal report
I am definitely not PC, but I consider that type of "joke" to be very offensive.
I prefer the type such as the golfer who pauses while a funeral goes by and says "Yes, we would have been married 50 years next month.".

Mal said...

Of course, if the genders in the joke were reversed and it was a woman watching her husband...
Pffft. In the world run by these totalitarian imbeciles, speech must be controlled. Jokes are dangerous. In this they are exactly the same as the wahabists.

Anonymous said...

This must mean the old Andy Capp cartoons are all hidden away and no longer available sine domestic violence was a common theme in that cartoon.

Anonymous said...

Humor is a very effective way of changing peoples attitudes. when you hear a joke such as the one illustrated there are three reactions, horrified at the activity in the joke; amused but with varying degrees of questioning why you are amused about the joke, and those that see nothing wrong at all with the activity in the joke. Master comics like Lenny Bruce would hit you with several variations of jokes on a subject and build up the questioning attitude almost to offence. A subtle way to change peoples attitudes.


Bird of Paradise said...

I HATE THE BOONDOCKS worst comic strip since Doonsbury