JOHN CLEESE: ‘You can’t make jokes about Muslims – because they’ll kill you’

Published on November 28, 2014

And for that John will probably get a fatwa placed on his noggin. 10pts for pointing out the obvious.

John Cleese has argued that political correctness is ‘condescending’ as it only allows jokes to be made about certain groups while implying others need to be protected.

Speaking to Bill Maher on HBO, the legendary comedian said he used to make race jokes about nationalities such as the French and Australians – but if he mentioned Mexicans it was deemed unacceptable.

‘It’s so awful isn’t it? he said. ‘It starts out as a halfway decent idea, and then it goes completely wrong.

‘Make jokes about Swedes and Germans and French and English and Canadians and Americans, why can’t we make jokes about Mexicans? Is it because they are so feeble that they can’t look after themselves?

‘It’s very very condescending there.’

Read more: Daily Mail

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