Author Topic: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.  (Read 24767 times)


Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 08:41:38 PM »
I don't get it.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 08:42:16 PM »
It's fine, as when the new royal baby is eventually cancelled then Danny Baker will be vindicated.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 08:42:59 PM »
He's Roseanne Barred himself

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 08:48:41 PM »
Brendan O'Neill column about how Baker is a hero of free speech and a victim of outrage culture in 3....2....1.....

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 08:49:49 PM »
He's apologised for it. Let's see what happens next.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2019, 08:49:55 PM »
A completely inadvertent bit of whimsy, he realised people might find it racist, he deleted it.


Literally a non story but that won't stop them will it?

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 08:52:51 PM »
First Bob Marley and now this.

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 08:56:03 PM »

Oh dear.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2019, 08:58:07 PM »
He could say he was researching for a book.

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2019, 08:59:46 PM »
That is a dapper ape, I have to admit.

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2019, 08:59:49 PM »
Ah, just had it explained to me.

Probably says more about the complainants than Baker TBH.
I wouldn't have made that leap anyway.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2019, 09:00:49 PM »
I like how his apology had been called BIZARRE. He posted an image, didn’t realise it might have caused offence till someone pointed out the potential for offence and then he took it down and said sorry. 


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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2019, 09:01:38 PM »
Further evidence, if any was needed, that no one should ever post anything on social media because one inadequately thought out post could get everyone saying this


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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2019, 09:01:40 PM »
Really, unless your criticism is "he should have realised that people would interpret this as racist" you're being disingenuous as fuck. Who really believes that Baker posted this because he wanted to make a black people/monkey joke? Nobody believes that.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2019, 09:03:25 PM »
It's disgusting what he's implying about apes.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2019, 09:05:07 PM »
I often use "monkey" instead of "foobar" as an example name in programming, documentation etc. and I realise I'm going to have to train myself out of doing that.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2019, 09:05:31 PM »
Who really believes that Baker posted this because he wanted to make a black people/monkey joke? Nobody believes that.
Quite. There's never been a trace of that in anything I've seen.

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2019, 09:08:36 PM »
Does anyone other than the twat in the OP give a shit about it?


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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2019, 09:09:51 PM »
I suppose if you didn't know that Danny Baker loves shit monkey whimsy and gets leathered in front of Twitter every night you might... no, you'd still have to be monumentally thick to take offence.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2019, 09:11:35 PM »
A completely inadvertent bit of whimsy, he realised people might find it racist, he deleted it.


Literally a non story but that won't stop them will it?

I agree, but he's an intelligent man, he should've realised before tweeting his daft picture of a chimp wearing a bowler hat that it could be construed as massively racist. It's not a complicated thought process: "Hey, that funny chimp pic might get a laugh, I'll... oh wait, hang on, no."

As Monsieur Verdoux says, Baker's stupid mistake has provided 'PC gone mad' twats like Brendan O'Neill with a platform to project their odious views. That wasn't Baker's intention, obviously, but fucking hell.

Also, Baker is stubbornly incapable of admitting that he could possibly be wrong about anything. Yes, he's apologised, no offence was intended, but his apology basically amounted to: "Ah! But anyone who thinks that tweet was racist is the real racist here!"

JUST SAY YOU'RE GENUINELY FUCKING SORRY, DAN. Christ.

Anyway. Yes. Nobody actually thinks that Danny Baker thought it would be funny to compare a mixed race child to a monkey. That's bonkers.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2019, 09:14:32 PM »
He won't apologise, because as much as I love him and his output, he is also a bit of a knobhead.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2019, 09:16:19 PM »
Knobhead whose ego has been inflated by hanging around yes men and lackeys.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2019, 09:17:20 PM »
He won't apologise, because as much as I love him and his output, he is also a bit of a knobhead.

My thoughts entirely. I do love the man, but he doesn't half talk a load of exasperating shit sometimes. He's clearly not a bigot, though.

Knobhead whose ego has been inflated by hanging around yes men and lackeys.

You're thinking of Chris Evans. Baker's ego needs no encouragement.


Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2019, 09:18:03 PM »
He won't apologise, because as much as I love him and his output, he is also a bit of a knobhead.

He won't apologise now because he has already apologised

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2019, 09:18:43 PM »
My thoughts entirely. I do love the man, but he doesn't half talk a load of exasperating shit sometimes. He's clearly not a bigot, though.

You're thinking of Chris Evans. Baker's ego needs no encouragement.

There was that n-word incident.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2019, 09:19:08 PM »
He won't apologise now because he has already apologised

He has and that should be the end of this.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2019, 09:20:10 PM »
I just enjoy the idea that so many people think Baker genuinely though it would be a great idea to post a racist joke, because he wanted to to commit career suicide for no apperent reason, delete it, then carry on tweeting about football. There is no other possibility is there?

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2019, 09:24:40 PM »
How many?