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How to forbid a comedian to tell jokes

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Just say that he has insulted a minority, when two individuals of this minority agreed voluntarily to take part in his show. First a case we already know:

The pastor (Boissoin) is not specifically barred from communicating hate speech; he must never communicate anything disrespectful about gays. This is a lifetime ban that even covers private e-mails. Anyone who’s ever forwarded an offensive joke might want to think about this for a moment.

Now for the “new” case: a comedian said jokes about two lesbians who voluntarily agreed to heckle in his show. So:

It sounds insane, but at the end of the day it’s completely conceivable that Guy Earle could be banned for life from ever making a joke not pre-approved by the Human Rights Tribunal. Many people think they can ignore a tribunal’s sentence because it’s not a real court. But tribunals register their decision with a real court and they become fully enforceable, just like any court order. A person can be fined into compliance or even jailed.

via BCF.

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Written by Claudia

July 17, 2008 at 3:49 pm

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