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Comic Bigotry

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Anti-Jewish bigotry is a live and well on the comic circuit, over in County Laois, Tommy Tiernan got started, the Irish Independent has more:

“There are some things we can always take for granted — the weather in Ireland will be horrible, Irish politicians will turn even the most ardent democrat into a raving anarchist and Tommy Tiernan, who stopped being funny a long time ago, will offend a bunch of people.

And, since Ken Sweeney’s story in the Sunday Tribune about Tiernan’s undeniably anti-Semitic diatribe at the Electric Picnic, he has managed to offend an entire race.

Responding to a question from the audience about accusations of anti-Semitism, the increasingly unhinged comic went off on a rant that would go down quite well with those who think the Nazis have been treated badly by history.

According to Tiernan: “These Jews, these f*cking c***s come up to me, Christ-killing bastards. F*cking six million? I would have got 10 or 12 million out of that, no problem. F*ck them. Two at a time, they would have gone. Hold hands, get in there. Leave us your teeth and your glasses.” “

Written by modernityblog

22/09/2009 at 12:32

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  1. I love Ian O’Doherty’s suggestion that Tierna reprises his act in Tel Aviv. I would pay good money to be in that crowd!

    jams O'Donnell

    22/09/2009 at 17:25

  2. Not that he will eh?

    Not sure, but I wonder if the growth in the anti-Israeli crowd in the Republic has caused this/contributed to these disgusting sentiments from Tiernan?

    modernityblog

    22/09/2009 at 21:07

  3. TT’s rants provoked a borat reaction from the alcohol fueled mob laughing at his outragious nazi styled anti semitism. were these people indicative of irish 30 year olds.
    was he tapping into an inherent subconscious racism. His line of patter would have been at home at a neo nazi meeting. And then prior to his usa tour he hYpocritically apologises!!!..WHY DOES HE NOT MAKE SIMILAR RANTS ABOUT THE IRA…or the the famished irish!!!! or the death of one his parents….would as he claims that be part of the comediens job!!!…or is that where he draws the line in the sand!!!!…or is he really a coward….

    victor feldman

    25/09/2009 at 19:58


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