Boyle's 'autistic' comment attacked

Frankie Boyle has been criticised for comments about schoolchildren who arranged themselves in the shape of the Olympic rings

Frankie Boyle has been criticised for comments about schoolchildren who arranged themselves in the shape of the Olympic rings

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

The pupils of Bay House School in Gosport, Hampshire, 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 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, told the Portsmouth News: "It sickens me, these people who make a living and spend their lives being spiteful towards others to make money.

"The kids have got themselves a Guinness world record and nobody can take that away from them."

Headteacher Ian Potter told the local newspaper: "The pride we feel in the young people of Bay House School raising a significant sum of money for the orphans of Malawi in their achievement of breaking a world record must not be lost."

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12:03pm Wed 16 May 12

quayfee says...

Frankie Boyle... what an ignorant fool
Frankie Boyle... what an ignorant fool quayfee
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12:14pm Wed 16 May 12

G_Whiz says...

You all know what you are gonna' get from Boyle - if people don't like him don't read him!
It's only the media publicity that brings it to the masses!

Any publicity is good publicity to controversial comics. Just who, are the fools?
You all know what you are gonna' get from Boyle - if people don't like him don't read him! It's only the media publicity that brings it to the masses! Any publicity is good publicity to controversial comics. Just who, are the fools? G_Whiz
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1:19pm Wed 16 May 12

bigfoot says...

We are all some where along the Autistic spectrum. Frankie Boyle is further along than most of us!
We are all some where along the Autistic spectrum. Frankie Boyle is further along than most of us! bigfoot
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1:48pm Wed 16 May 12

YorkToff says...

bigfoot wrote:
We are all some where along the Autistic spectrum. Frankie Boyle is further along than most of us!
Politicians even more so as they do not provide jobs for youngsters - which may have been the point Boyle was making.
[quote][p][bold]bigfoot[/bold] wrote: We are all some where along the Autistic spectrum. Frankie Boyle is further along than most of us![/p][/quote]Politicians even more so as they do not provide jobs for youngsters - which may have been the point Boyle was making. YorkToff
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3:24pm Wed 16 May 12

Cleopatra says...

Frankie Boyle should go and boil himself!
Frankie Boyle should go and boil himself! Cleopatra
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