I’m something of an expert when it comes to receiving a non-apology apology. For the uninitiated, the non-apology apology is the Pavlovian response that complainants receive when they question an editorial decision on ‘acceptable’ jokes and has risen with the tide of humour, which leaves its integrity at the door.
There has been a spate of celebrities defending rape jokes to the world and their fan base on Twitter recently.
Disability rights campaigners have been quick to point out that the majority of media coverage around the Right to Die debate has been pro-assisted death. Certainly I’ve yet to see a television documentary to adequately give a voice to people on both sides of the debate. Therefore, both as a disabled person and a stand-up comedian, I was really disappointed by Doug Stanhope this week for heaping abuse onto journalist Allison Pearson and campaigner Nicki Clark for daring to disagree with the pro-assisted death stance.
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