Boyle's 'autistic' comment attacked

Bridgwater Mercury: Comedian Frankie Boyle's comments have been called 'sickening' Comedian Frankie Boyle's comments have been called 'sickening'

Frankie Boyle has been attacked over his "sickening" comments about 2,100 schoolchildren who formed the Olympic rings in their school grounds to raise money for charity.

The pupils of Bay House School in Gosport, Hampshire, won a new world record by arranging themselves in the shape of the Olympic logo.

But the Mock The Week star wrote in a national newspaper that their effort was "the most autistic response to a global sporting event".

And the comedian added: "For the kids of Gosport, learning how to stand bewildered in a blue jumper is all they need to qualify them for a life of working in 99p stores."

Caroline Dinenage, MP for Gosport, told the Portsmouth News: "It sickens me, these people who make a living and spend their lives being spiteful towards others to make money.

"The kids have got themselves a Guinness world record and nobody can take that away from them."

Headteacher Ian Potter told the local newspaper: "The pride we feel in the young people of Bay House School raising a significant sum of money for the orphans of Malawi in their achievement of breaking a world record must not be lost."

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12:42pm Wed 16 May 12

Archie Bun says...

Nobody can take that away from them? It's a record so technically more people can take it away from them.
Nobody can take that away from them? It's a record so technically more people can take it away from them. Archie Bun

5:44pm Wed 16 May 12

The Cater Wood Creeper says...

what a ginger to55er!
what a ginger to55er! The Cater Wood Creeper

8:42am Thu 17 May 12

ponderman says...

Frankie Boyle for Prime Minister, so much better than all the fùčķïñģ Mr Bean inpersonators we have just now, by the way
Frankie Boyle for Prime Minister, so much better than all the fùčķïñģ Mr Bean inpersonators we have just now, by the way ponderman
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