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Jimmy Saville

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:00 am
by Nick
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Were the NSPCC right to object to this T-Shirt? An NSPCC spokesperson said: 'It’s hard to believe that anyone would make jokes about child sexual abuse. We hope that most people would not purchase such a T-shirt due to the distress it is likely to cause. 'It takes a lot of courage for the victims of child abuse to speak out and the NSPCC is here 24 hours a day to provide help and advice on 0808 800 5000.'

Th T-shirt with a joke about the child abuse allegations surrounding disgraced DJ and TV presenter Jimmy Savile and Gary Glitter is being sold on auction site eBay. The T-shirt shows paedophile former pop star Gary Glitter wearing the once-iconic 'Jim Fixed It For Me' medallion that Savile handed out to youngsters who appeared on the hit show Jim'll Fix It. Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, is alleged to have raped a 13-year-old girl in Savile's BBC dressing room in the 1970s.The 68-year-old former pop star, who was convicted of possessing child porn in 1999 and found guilty of molesting a pair of girls aged ten and 11 by a Vietnamese court in 2006.

It's clearly an important and emotive issue, but humour tends to centre on the controversial and offensive. Surely bringing the issue to people's attention is a good thing?

Re: Jimmy Saville

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:26 am
by Lynda
I'm sorry to disagree, Nick, but I fail to see anything funny about the whole Jimmy Savile debacle.

Never a day goes by without a mention of this issue in the newspapers so humour is not needed to keep it in the public eye.