Comedian Frankie Boyle slammed over 'sickening' comments about Gosport school children

Frankie Boyle

Frankie Boyle

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Eastleigh Chief Reporter

COMEDIAN Frankie Boyle has been attacked over his ''sickening'' comments about 2,100 Hampshire schoolchildren who formed the Olympic rings in their school grounds to raise money for charity.

The pupils of Bay House School in Gosport won a new world record by arranging themselves in the shape of the Olympic logo.

But the Mock The Week star wrote in a national newspaper that their effort was ''the most autistic response to a global sporting event''.

And Boyle added: ''For the kids of Gosport, learning how to stand bewildered in a blue jumper is all they need to qualify them for a life of working in 99p stores.''

Caroline Dinenage, MP for Gosport, said she was sickened by the comments, adding that they were “spiteful”.

Headteacher Ian Potter has said he is proud of the Bay House School pupils after they raised a large sum of money for orphans of Malawi through their record breaking efforts.

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5:47pm Wed 16 May 12

Shoong says...

It's just a joke FFS!!!
It's just a joke FFS!!! Shoong
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5:51pm Wed 16 May 12

Supersaintz says...

That is bloody funny.... can't stop laughing... and it's so true! 99p stores here we come....
That is bloody funny.... can't stop laughing... and it's so true! 99p stores here we come.... Supersaintz
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6:03pm Wed 16 May 12

Rhombus says...

I lol'd . This is tame for Frankie . Me comedians take the mick . Get over it.
I lol'd . This is tame for Frankie . Me comedians take the mick . Get over it. Rhombus
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6:04pm Wed 16 May 12

Rhombus says...

I lol'd . This is tame for Frankie . Meh comedians take the mick . Get over it.
I lol'd . This is tame for Frankie . Meh comedians take the mick . Get over it. Rhombus
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6:28pm Wed 16 May 12

Ted Rogers says...

What's IS obscene is Dineage trying to use a joke for political gain.
Join the fools who just can't wait to be outraged or offended!
What's IS obscene is Dineage trying to use a joke for political gain. Join the fools who just can't wait to be outraged or offended! Ted Rogers
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6:29pm Wed 16 May 12

Always something to say says...

He's a legend,can't wait to see him later on this year.
He's a legend,can't wait to see him later on this year. Always something to say
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6:33pm Wed 16 May 12

sarfhamton says...

Well done Frankie LOL
Well done Frankie LOL sarfhamton
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6:50pm Wed 16 May 12

Gainer T Gopher says...

Sounds pretty funny to me..... usual PC crowd moaning on about a comic.....

And why did they raise money for Malawi???? shouldn't they have donated it to the police service??
Sounds pretty funny to me..... usual PC crowd moaning on about a comic..... And why did they raise money for Malawi???? shouldn't they have donated it to the police service?? Gainer T Gopher
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6:53pm Wed 16 May 12

Stillness says...

I expect Frankie will be writing a letter of gratitude to Dizzy Dineage thanking her for the free publicity. WTG Frankie
I expect Frankie will be writing a letter of gratitude to Dizzy Dineage thanking her for the free publicity. WTG Frankie Stillness
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6:58pm Wed 16 May 12

georgetheseventh says...

I am truly 'SICKENED' by this..we only have pound shops.
I am truly 'SICKENED' by this..we only have pound shops. georgetheseventh
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7:16pm Wed 16 May 12

bazzeroz says...

The best publicity is FREE publicity! By the way, isn't this what comedians do? We all laughed at Bernard Manning didn't we? (Well, 99% of us, lol) Nothing to see here, move along.
The best publicity is FREE publicity! By the way, isn't this what comedians do? We all laughed at Bernard Manning didn't we? (Well, 99% of us, lol) Nothing to see here, move along. bazzeroz
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7:31pm Wed 16 May 12

willygetaway says...

Go Frankie :)
Go Frankie :) willygetaway
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8:36pm Wed 16 May 12

Stillness says...

SOULJACKER wrote:
Frankie "nobhead" Boyle is a t0sser anyways, can't stand the ginger t0sser :D

He will say anything to make a quick buck & doesn't give a t0ss who he upsets!

Frankie Boyle....you are a w@nker...period :P
Thing is though that he is funny. You are just comical.
[quote][p][bold]SOULJACKER[/bold] wrote: Frankie "nobhead" Boyle is a t0sser anyways, can't stand the ginger t0sser :D He will say anything to make a quick buck & doesn't give a t0ss who he upsets! Frankie Boyle....you are a w@nker...period :P[/p][/quote]Thing is though that he is funny. You are just comical. Stillness
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9:09pm Wed 16 May 12

cantthinkofone says...

Boyle is pathetic. But his entire schtick is based around outraging people, so reacting by giving him exactly what he thrives on is more pathetic still tbh.
Boyle is pathetic. But his entire schtick is based around outraging people, so reacting by giving him exactly what he thrives on is more pathetic still tbh. cantthinkofone
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9:25pm Wed 16 May 12

Dover Saint says...

Frankie Boyle is about as funny as rickets.
Frankie Boyle is about as funny as rickets. Dover Saint
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9:34pm Wed 16 May 12

MegGriffin says...

If you are offended by Frankie Boyle, dont watch or buy his material - simple. The people moaning about him here wouldn't even have been aware of his joke (and it is just that by the way, a joke) if Caroline Dinenage hadn't have needlessly brought it to everyone's attention. As a previous poster said - nothing to see here.
If you are offended by Frankie Boyle, dont watch or buy his material - simple. The people moaning about him here wouldn't even have been aware of his joke (and it is just that by the way, a joke) if Caroline Dinenage hadn't have needlessly brought it to everyone's attention. As a previous poster said - nothing to see here. MegGriffin
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9:54pm Wed 16 May 12

jim_s1s says...

It's quite simple...

Don't add fuel to the fire.
He's an arse. Leave it there.
It's quite simple... Don't add fuel to the fire. He's an arse. Leave it there. jim_s1s
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10:21pm Wed 16 May 12

Stillness says...

Dover Saint wrote:
Frankie Boyle is about as funny as rickets.
"Rickets"? LOL.
[quote][p][bold]Dover Saint[/bold] wrote: Frankie Boyle is about as funny as rickets.[/p][/quote]"Rickets"? LOL. Stillness
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10:29pm Wed 16 May 12

The Salv says...

Wouldnt expect anything less from a vile Scotsman.
Wouldnt expect anything less from a vile Scotsman. The Salv
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11:24pm Wed 16 May 12

TheTruthIknow says...

Get over it Dineage. You idiot
Get over it Dineage. You idiot TheTruthIknow
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7:34am Thu 17 May 12

bigfella777 says...

If comedians didnt take the p1$$ out of someone comedy would not exist, get over it.
If comedians didnt take the p1$$ out of someone comedy would not exist, get over it. bigfella777
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8:47am Thu 17 May 12

Taskforce 141 says...

Jesus Christ, Frankie is a comedian, and a hilarious one at that.

Unfortunately he is like Marmite, you either love him or hate him, but that is true for most people in the public eye.

This is his job, and he does it well and has a fan base. He isnt on benefits, and he brings in money to which every city he performs.

So lighten up and have a laugh!
Jesus Christ, Frankie is a comedian, and a hilarious one at that. Unfortunately he is like Marmite, you either love him or hate him, but that is true for most people in the public eye. This is his job, and he does it well and has a fan base. He isnt on benefits, and he brings in money to which every city he performs. So lighten up and have a laugh! Taskforce 141
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9:34am Thu 17 May 12

ToastyTea says...

They are from Gosport and deserve mocking, kids or not.
They are from Gosport and deserve mocking, kids or not. ToastyTea
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11:08am Thu 17 May 12

Mad Mike says...

Taking offence is usually subjective. For example, Task Force using the 'good lord's' name in vain in his post is very offensive to me but clearly not to him. As for Boyle, never listened to the guy. ignorant comment about autism, otherwise a some decent satire.
Taking offence is usually subjective. For example, Task Force using the 'good lord's' name in vain in his post is very offensive to me but clearly not to him. As for Boyle, never listened to the guy. ignorant comment about autism, otherwise a some decent satire. Mad Mike
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1:44pm Thu 17 May 12

Willy47 says...

ha
ha Willy47
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11:51am Fri 18 May 12

Saintjock says...

The Salv wrote:
Wouldnt expect anything less from a vile Scotsman.
I won't take offence. btw are vile Englishmen more tolerable?

Boyle can be funny, but increasingly relies on live audiences laughing loudly to show how unshockable they are. Shouldn't have taken the Murdoch shilling either - and knows it too.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Wouldnt expect anything less from a vile Scotsman.[/p][/quote]I won't take offence. btw are vile Englishmen more tolerable? Boyle can be funny, but increasingly relies on live audiences laughing loudly to show how unshockable they are. Shouldn't have taken the Murdoch shilling either - and knows it too. Saintjock
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