Thursday, 21st March 2013
ROWAN ATKINSON BLASTED OVER COMEDY RELIEF SKETCH – The BBC has issued an apology over a sketch where Rowan Atkinson assumes the role of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The humour, many believe, including his brother Rodney Atkinson, was in very poor taste and was likely to cause offence to Christians’ around the world.
Above is the full video clip so I will let you determine whether it is offensive or not.
The issue appears to be centered on the word ‘shagging’ which Rowan used in context to ‘love thy neighbour’.
I’ve often viewed those siblings of celebrities with skepticism when they come out to admonish their relatives. For Rodney Atkinson I suppose this was his chance at getting his 15 minutes of fame, and obviously he doesn’t possess the talent to muster any more than that. Rodney Atkinson’s remark fills the air with the foul stench of jealousy and this was obviously the perfect moment for him to have a dig. It is no secret that Rowan and his brother do not have a cordial relationship.
I certainly agree that some comedians take humour a little too far but Rowan Atkinson is a highly intelligent individual and if anyone finds the word ‘shagging’ offensive then I would suggest they lock themselves in their homes and refrain from turning on the television or radio, because the level of foul language would be certainly more than their delicate ears could bear.
Why do Christians insist on getting on their high horses? One only has to read even the most minuet amount of history to understand that the Christian Church has been responsible for the cold blooded murder of millions of people around the globe and even today their influence and powers carries an evil unparalleled to any mass murder languishing in prison.
Look at the farce of the newly elected Pope – of 115 Cardinals the only one they could come up with was Jorge Mario Bergoglio who on April 15, 2005, was accused of conspiring with junta in 1976 to kidnap two Jesuit Priests.
Murder, debauchery, child abuse, corruption and other crimes, that can all be attributed to the Catholic Church and it leaders, I find offensive and yet so much fuss has been caused over a harmless comedy sketch.
Far from the BBC apologizing it should have had the backbone to tell people, including Rodney Atkinson that with was just humour and the real problems lie within the Catholic Church, something that Rodney Atkinson and other appear to conveniently overlook.
I have to say I’m a fan of Rowan Atkinson’s brilliance; and make no mistake Rowan is an extremely talented individual.
Rodney Atkinson, of course has his right to be heard, that’s free speech and something that I defend rigorously, however on occasions like this I feel a ‘personal’ word would have sufficed instead of simply attempting to get your 15 minutes of talent-less fame.