Frankie Boyle not a racist?
I don’t know whether or not Frankie Boyle is a racist. I don’t know him, never met him before. What I can say without fear or favour is that to make a joke about a mixed heritage non-white child with a disability, that panders to the view that ‘Black men are sexual predators’, is racially reprehensible.
Frankie Boyle is suing the Daily Mirror for calling him a ‘racist comedian’.
If Boyle wasn’t pandering to a Black sexual predator stereotype, why would he say that Harvey’s mother Katie would need a male cage fighter to protect her from her own son raping her? Boyle's ‘joke’:
I have a theory about the reason Jordan married a cage fighter - she needed a man strong enough to stop Harvey from f****** her.
What is astonishing is that Boyle thinks he can say these deplorable things -albeit in joke - against a child who, because of his disability, cannot defend himself, and that’s fine. But if anyone should call him a racist, then his own sensibilities are deeply offended. Offended enough to sue.
I don’t know really know whether or not Frankie Boyle is a racist. What he said about Harvey Price is, without doubt, deeply racially offensive. Furthermore, it would be difficult to say that someone who would offer these comments as a joke is not a racist.