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View dollardays's Profile dollardays Flag 11 May 19 2.59pm Send a Private Message to dollardays Add dollardays as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

‘Lampooning privilege.’

Danny Baker said this in his statement, but I get the feeling, after seeing several posts online, that nearly all of the outraged haven’t read his statement, and never do. It’s straight into full attack. I prefer to consider all possibilities, which is why I went from.

1. ‘I can’t believe he’s tweeted that.’

To

2. This is too obviously racist. He must’ve done it for a reason knowing this. Exiting his contract is possible.

To

3. No that’s a bit unlikely seeing how mental it’s gone. His statements and comments on camera sound very genuine, and why would someone tweet this if they intended it to be with the racist connotation? Again, career and reputation suicide.

I very much agree with your take on his tweet, but he's caught in a political pincer movement now. On the left, those who can't wait to 'cancel' someone and put the boot in leaving a career in tatters before moving on to the next victim. They don't about the why's, or hows, just the opportunity. On the other end of the spectrum, those annoyed that he's apologising for what they see as a naughty racial joke that he should've stood by come what may. Almost with an air of disappointment at the idea that he may not have meant it, or disbelief that not everyone is wired to immediately go for the racial angle. It creates a setting where very few people are defending him as result.

Still, there are more ways he get your voice out there now, so I think his audience will hear from him again at some point. He's obviously not some kind of self destruct button racist, and I think that matters here. Just as it matter if someone is. It was in incredibly foolish situation to get into, but at the same time I hasn't really coloured my view of him in either direction.

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 11 May 19 3.25pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by dollardays

I very much agree with your take on his tweet, but he's caught in a political pincer movement now. On the left, those who can't wait to 'cancel' someone and put the boot in leaving a career in tatters before moving on to the next victim. They don't about the why's, or hows, just the opportunity. On the other end of the spectrum, those annoyed that he's apologising for what they see as a naughty racial joke that he should've stood by come what may. Almost with an air of disappointment at the idea that he may not have meant it, or disbelief that not everyone is wired to immediately go for the racial angle. It creates a setting where very few people are defending him as result.

Still, there are more ways he get your voice out there now, so I think his audience will hear from him again at some point. He's obviously not some kind of self destruct button racist, and I think that matters here. Just as it matter if someone is. It was in incredibly foolish situation to get into, but at the same time I hasn't really coloured my view of him in either direction.

Plenty of people have defended him.
It is highly unlikely that he meant a racial slur.

The simple fact is that he was very foolish not to realise the potential interpretation of the joke and then compounded the mistake by groveling embarrassingly to the snowflake meltdown brigade.

The only apology he should have made was to the couple concerned for making a crass joke about their child of whom I'm sure they are very proud.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England 11 May 19 4.42pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Danny Baker doesn’t need these lunatic morons for his audience figures and they’ll probably be unaware he has a new show, or they’ll move on from their 24 hour disgust he has one when someone else slips up and does something innocent or accidental on twitter and gets their online hanging.

Ah those twitter moral outrage guardians, usually fine examples of scum from cum.

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View Casual's Profile Casual Flag Orpington 11 May 19 5.16pm Send a Private Message to Casual Add Casual as a friend

Originally posted by becky

If DB really intended the picture to be racist, it would make far more sense for him to have used a photo of an orangutan surely, given Harry being a ginger?

*removes tongue from cheek*

Ha like that.

 

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