Has the BBC banned comic Sacha Baron Cohen's Dictator character from its shows?http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... shows.html
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen claims the BBC have placed a ban on his latest character from new film The Dictator.
The 40-year-old alleged that top TV and radio shows have all mysteriously pulled out of talks over interviewing him as Colonel Gaddafi-style leader Admiral General Aladeen.
He claimed to have had interest from The Graham Norton Show, The One Show, Newsnight and The Andrew Marr Show before the 'blackout'.
Cohen also said shows on Radio 1 and Radio 4 had refused to let him appear as Aladeen, telling The Sun - in character - that the broadcaster was 'victimising little old me'.
Is this the most pathetic BBC bash ever? Baron-Cohen's character is clearly based on Gadaffi, who hated the BBC, and Baron-Cohen is obviously just trying to come out with the sort of things Gadaffi might have said. Despite the disclaimer/explanation from the BBC...
But a BBC spokesman told MailOnline there is no ban, saying the comedian's claim was 'tongue-in-cheek'.
... there are still some rabid Mail
readers prepared to believe that the BBC might have been considering interviewing Baron-Cohen in character on Newsnight
. The stupid, it burns!
BBC, ...The political wing of Common Purpose.
- DESSIPUERA, LansleyHammondMitchell&Grayling c/o Greedisgood.Allinittogether.co.uk Cayman , 3/5/2012 12:28
Wingnut rating: 10/10
This country is becoming, more, more, Politically correct by the day....Tantamount to being ruled by the BBC's "communist" elte. We has a nation, are unable to see the funny side of life anymore, which I find sad...People are too serious and too sensitive these days..... Be careful what you say, you may be causing offence......No more jokes please...
- Comebacks Fiddlers And Cheats, Sussex In England, 3/5/2012 12:17
Don't worry sacha - the BBC are on the way out because people are sick and tired of their one-eyed left wingnut party political broadcasting and their bottomless pit of unearned revenue profligate spending.
- nick, sydney australia, 03/05/2012 17:38
Extra wingnut points for living abroad.