January 2, 2020
We live in a porno culture, so it takes a minute to figure out why this would be offensive. At least, if you haven’t been paying attention, it might.
British comedian Rosie Jones has provoked a mass clutching of pearls on Twitter after she took aim at media’s most sacred cow, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, with an X-rated joke during a TV show.
Appearing on Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’ on New Year’s Eve, Jones was asked what she thought of the 16-year-old campaigner, who was named Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2019.
“I think Greta’s amazing and what she’s doing is brilliant,” the disabled comedian said. “But don’t do it now.”
“She needs to live a little, she’s only 16. She should be doing two things: drinking Lambrini and getting fingered.”
While the joke sent the studio audience into fits of laughter, some viewers instantly took to Twitter to complain. “What example are we setting to young people making a change if we allow jokes like that to be aired?!” activist and BBC contributor Mandy Rose Jones opined.
Just to clarify, I usually find Rosie Jones funny. That comment was far from funny.
— Dylan 🏳️🌈🌹 (@DJT01234) December 31, 2019
Massive fucking yikes on the Last Leg of the Year for some "comedian" suggesting Greta Thunberg should be getting fingered and drinking Lambrini.@Channel4, are you serious?
— Skylar 🇪🇺 (@deathbyjulmust) December 31, 2019
That Rosie Jones is one sick individual shouldn't she be investigated?
— ME (@HUMANBEINGONE) January 1, 2020
Investigated for what?
And by whom?
The Joke Police?
The reason this is offensive: Greta is a Saint, a religious icon who has transcended the sexual.
Plus, I think, just in general you’re not allowed to make any joke at all about Greta, due to her status as a sanctified holy figure.
This is a phenomenon that needs studied more, and I am monitoring the situation.