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‘Beyond what was appropriate’: BBC rules on Jo Brand’s battery acid joke

‘Beyond what was appropriate’: BBC rules on Jo Brand’s battery acid joke

Entertainment
Jo Brand's controversial battery acid joke "went beyond what was appropriate" for a Radio 4 comedy show but did not incite violence, the BBC has ruled.The 62-year-old star made the jibe on an episode of Victoria Coren Mitchell's Radio 4 show Heresy in June. Referring to political figures who had been hit by milkshakes, Brand said: "I'm thinking why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid."She added: "That's just me. I'm not going to do it, it's purely a fantasy, but I think milkshakes are pathetic, I honestly do, sorry." ...
Jo Brand battery acid joke ‘went too far’, BBC rules

Jo Brand battery acid joke ‘went too far’, BBC rules

Entertainment
Jo Brand's controversial joke about throwing battery acid "went beyond what was appropriate" for a Radio 4 comedy show, the BBC has ruled.The corporation has partially upheld complaints about the quip made by the comedian on Radio 4's Heresy in June.Referring to political figures who had been hit by milkshakes, she said: "I'm thinking, why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid?"But the BBC dismissed complaints that her remark amounted to incitement.Following the broadcast, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, who had a milkshake thrown at him by protesters several weeks earlier, accused Brand of "inciting violence". The corporation's Editorial Complai...
Apple recalls some MacBooks over battery fire risk

Apple recalls some MacBooks over battery fire risk

Technology
Apple is recalling some of its older generation MacBook Pro laptops which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a fire risk. The recall only affects the 15-inch laptops sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. No other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac notebooks are being recalled.People can find out if their device is affected by visiting the Apple website and entering their product serial number.The technology giant confirmed that the laptops in question contain a battery which "may overheat and pose a safety risk". Advertisement The firm has asked people to stop using the affected devices. "If you have 'MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)', enter your computer's serial num...
No police action over Jo Brand battery acid joke

No police action over Jo Brand battery acid joke

Entertainment
By Emily Mee, news reporter Police will not take action against Jo Brand after she made a joke about throwing battery acid at politicians.Brand was facing an allegation of incitement to violence following the remark on BBC Radio 4 show Heresy. The comedian, 61, later admitted the joke was "crass and ill-judged" but reportedly said she did not feel she had made a "mistake".In a statement, Scotland Yard said: "Police received an allegation of incitement to violence on 13 June, relating to comments made on a radio programme."The referral has been considered by the MPS and no further police action will be taken in relation to this allegation." Advertisement ...
Jo Brand: Battery acid joke was ‘crass and ill-judged’

Jo Brand: Battery acid joke was ‘crass and ill-judged’

Entertainment
Jo Brand has apologised for making a joke about throwing battery acid at politicians, saying the comment was "crass and ill-judged".However, the comedian reportedly also said she did not feel she had made a "mistake" and that she had not mentioned Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage by name. Image: Jo Brand has admitted her joke was 'crass' Mr Farage was among those publicly criticising Brand, 61, for the comment made on Victoria Coren Mitchell's Radio 4 show Heresy on Tuesday, while speaking about recent protests in which milkshakes have been thrown at right-wing politicians.The Met Police said on Thursday that it was assessing an allegation of incitement to violence.Brand spoke out about the incident publicly for the first time later ...