Frankie Boyle slams claims he made offensive Holly Willoughby joke


Frankie Boyle confronted backlash for his joke (Image: Dave J Hogan/Getty Photos)

Frankie Boyle has responded after he confronted backlash for reportedly telling a joke about ‘raping Holly Willoughby’.

The Scottish comic, who’s identified for his controversial comedy, carried out at Latitude Pageant final weekend.

MailOnline reported that Boyle mentioned of This Morning host Willoughby throughout his set: ‘I’d clearly kill her and rape her afterwards. I’m joking – I’d rape her first.’

Nevertheless, Boyle mentioned that that is ‘garbled nonsense’ and that individuals watching the complete present would ‘battle to be offended’.

‘Extra grief from the Day by day Mail. The joke they “quote” is garbled nonsense, an idea and wording no comedian would ever use. There’s a very lengthy routine in my present present which concludes that sure jokes are in all probability a product of poisonous masculinity. You’d battle to be offended,’ he wrote on Twitter.

‘Papers just like the Day by day Mail are outraged by “secure house” comedy and all free of charge speech, till it’s routines reflecting on issues like stereotyping and poisonous masculinity, or taking concepts into locations the place they will’t be used to churn out clickbait.

‘Anyway, standup remains to be the silliest, riskiest, most shocking artwork kind. For those who’re up in Edinburgh this yr, take a punt on a brand new act or two and preserve this insanity going.’

The outlet reviews that Boyle additionally defended his set when requested about it at a Waterstones occasion for his new e book.

‘Can I simply say, my routine about raping and f*****g Holly Willoughby was a part of a really lengthy routine about whether or not or not it’s OK to do a joke about that, and I have a look at it from either side, there are pluses and minuses,’ he reportedly mentioned.

Boyle reportedly added that comedy is ‘within the eye of the beholder’ and that he considers himself a mainstream comic.

He responded to the backlash on Twitter (Image: Getty)
The star carried out to a packed-out crowd (Image: Dave J Hogan/Getty Photos)

A spokeswoman for the feminist marketing campaign group FiLiA instructed the outlet: ‘We’re horrified that some males within the leisure trade proceed to think about the abuse of girls to be comedy materials.

‘Looking for low cost applause on the expense of traumatising girls speaks of low-quality materials.

‘There’s nothing humorous about male violence. Girls and women across the nation will not be laughing.

Boyle reportedly joked about Holly Willoughby (Image: S Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

‘As a substitute, girls are offended and scared for his or her security.’

Boyle rose to fame after performing repeatedly on Mock The Week.

He beforehand hit headlines for criticising Ricky Gervais’ ‘lazy’ jokes about transgender folks.

Boyle mentioned on Grounded With Louis Theroux: ‘For those who’re a stand-up watching him, you are feeling like, “Oh, that’s somebody doing a model of what we do”.

‘However actually, it’s that I noticed him doing his routine about trans folks and I believed it was very lazy.

‘I would love him to have the identical respect for trans folks as he appears to have for animals. I don’t assume that’s rather a lot to ask.’ has contacted reps for Frankie Boyle for additional remark.

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