Where should comedians draw the line?
Comedian Frankie Boyle has been criticised for poking fun at people with Down's syndrome during a live show. When is comedy not funny?
The mother of a five-year-old girl with Down's syndrome, Sharon Smith, told BBC Radio 5 Live's Victoria Derbyshire she had been enjoying Frankie Boyle's live show before he joked about people with Down's syndrome: "He made fun of the way people with Down's syndrome speak".
Boyle is not the first comedian to offend with his jokes. Jimmy Carr received criticism for a joke he made about British soldiers who had lost limbs in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan and Billy Connolly was criticised after making a joke about the plight of the British hostage in Iraq, Kenneth Bigley.
Were you offended by Frankie Boyle's joke? Are the rules regarding what's acceptable different for comedians? Where should the line be drawn?
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