by Jake McMillan
Much to my surprise and amusement (and that of my friends), Frankie Boyle blocked me on Twitter earlier today!
I am definitely a Frankie Boyle fan and will often re-tweet him. If you are unaware of his work, then he is a Scottish stand-up comedian whose jokes go right to the edge of what is acceptable, and in some people’s eyes, often goes over it.
For example, in the last 24hrs he has tweeted the following (amongst others):
‘YOUR CUNT HAS BEEN CONDEMNED’
‘Every Tuesday night I masturbate about an inanimate object. This week it’s Whitney Houston.’
‘If Newcastle was a sound, it would be the noise of an erection puncturing a colostomy bag.‘
You can see that he pushes the boundaries of what is acceptable and as such is no stranger to controversy. He has notoriously made jokes about the Queen’s vagina (“she is so old that [her] pussy is haunted“), Rebecca Adlington and Katie Price‘s (Jordan) disabled son Harvey (“I have a theory that Jordan married a cage fighter cause she needed someone strong enough to stop Harvey from fuckin’ her.“).
Not everyone will find this type of humour funny and definitely some people will find it offensive, but then all comedy offends someone somewhere.
Okay, so you have enough background and context … earlier today Frankie wrote:
‘Just thinking how different my life would be if my name was Leroy Powers ‘
I then replied in a way I thought Frankie, of all people, would appreciate … apparently I was wrong. I replied to him:
‘that’s a bit like a retarded donkey wondering what it would be like to have a foot shoved up its arse instead of a fist’.
Now, that is block-worthy in a lot of people’s books, I just didn’t think it would be for Mr Boyle. He dishes it out and I am quite sure he can take it too … I am guessing he was either having a bad day or, more likely, he was bombarded with abusive-style responses from people like me who think they are being funny, but are clearly not in his league.
In any case, my friends think this is hilarious as although I can be crude at times, I’m generally a polite and diplomatic sort. I can imagine Frankie would respond to this, ‘I didn’t block you for your comment, I just thought you were a boring cunt!‘.