I think it's fair to say that either deliberately or through journalistic incompetence it totally misrepresents both the interview and my material. To have those contentious lines quoted our of context, with absolutely no explanation of what else takes place can have no other effect than to make the casual (and even the quite careful) reader assume that I am a racist. It now seems clear that Logan had come into the interview with an agenda, was only listening out for things that confirmed his idea that comedians were just being offensive for no real reason and then ignored everything else.
Capurro told me, with some distaste: "For a lot of comics, it's OK to talk about raping women now. That's the new black on the comedy circuit."
I am all for women who decide to get plastic surgery, because plastic surgery allows you the rare opportunity to make your outer appearance reflect your inner self: Fake! See, that's a positive joke for women, unless you've got fake boobs, and let's be honest you're not smart enough to get that joke. How's that feel, whores? Keep telling yourself you did it to make your shirts fit better - you did it because you're a whore!"
You might remember at the end of 2004, when Jimmy Carr had to take Jim Davidson to task for stealing some of his material. Though to be honest, if Jim Davidson can steal your material, maybe it's time to think about writing something else. Although to be fair to Jimmy Carr, it was a kind of sexist bit that he'd written with a sense of irony, that Jim Davidson was able to appropriate at face value. One of the kindest things you can say about Jim Davidson, as a fellow comic, is that he's not a performer who's troubled by the possibility of duality of meaning.
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