Friday, 30 July 2010

Clare Balding takes Gill 'dyke on bike' jibe to PCC

BBC presenter Clare Balding revealed on twitter today that she has complained to the Press Complaints Commission about critic AA Gill's Sunday Times review of her new programme Britain By Bike in which he described her as a "dyke on a bike".
Balding, who has already written to Sunday Times editor John Witherow accusing Gill of homophobia, is getting strong support on twitter with a hashtag #GoClare.
Witherow dismissed the BBC presenter's complaint by replying: "Some members of the gay community need to stop regarding themselves as having a special victim status and behave like any other sensible group that is accepted by society...Not having a privileged status means, of course, one must accept occasionally being the butt of jokes."
  • Gill caused another twitter storm last October when he admitted in a restaurant review that he had killed a baboon while on safari.

1 comment:

A Lesbian Sold You That said...

The point that John Witherow might like to get into his tiny, bigoted brain is that Jeremy Clarkson CHOOSES to act and dress in a certain way. In fact he purposefully acts in a way that will provoke people to banter/take the piss out of him. Gay people on the other hand do NOT choose to be gay, so for John Witherow to take the piss out of someone's sexuality is like me taking the piss out of the fact he has a small dick. He wouldn't like it, because he has no option but to have a small dick - it's the way he was made. And just as he'd find it hard to go out in public and show people his small dick, he should respect that being openly gay in society is difficult enough without people like him enforcing abusive phrases like 'dyke'.