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Jimmy Carr Makes Controversial 9/11 And Osama Bin Laden Joke In New Netflix Special

Anish Vij

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Jimmy Carr Makes Controversial 9/11 And Osama Bin Laden Joke In New Netflix Special

Jimmy Carr has made a controversial 9/11 joke in his newly released Netflix show.

The Best Of Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival features a highlight reel of some of the world's leading comedians, with a few surprise guests along the way.

The likes of Snoop Dogg, Bill Burr, Jon Stewart and Sam Morrill, all appear in the streaming giant special.

And Carr, who was recently slammed for a 'truly disturbing' joke in his Netflix show His Dark Material, certainly isn't shying away from controversy in his latest venture.

The 49-year-old compares the 2001 New York terror attacks to the moment Zayn Malik left One Direction in 2015, saying: "Now you might think this is silly, but it’s absolutely true. When Zayn left One Direction, for me, it was like 9/11 — I didn’t care about that either.

"I was actually supposed to be on one of the planes on 9/11, but the more interesting story is how I met Osama."

LADbible has contacted Netflix and Jimmy Carr's representatives for comment.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Carr previously came under fire for his joke about the travelling community when he said: "When people talk about the Holocaust, they talk about the tragedy and horror of 6 million Jewish lives being lost to the Nazi war machine.

"But they never mention the thousands of gypsies that were killed by the Nazis. No one ever talks about that because no one wants to talk [...] about the positives."

The Traveller Moment, a group of people who aim to uphold 'the rights of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people', responded at the time: "This is truly disturbing and goes way beyond humour. We need all your support in calling this out."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

One user wrote: "This is shocking he should be ashamed of himself and the audience laughing."

Someone else commented: "How is this ok... He should be ashamed of himself."

"An absolute disgrace shame on him," a third added said.

Another added: "This is an absolute outrage he should be ashamed of himself and something should be done about that."

At the start of the show, which was released on Christmas Day, Carr warned the audience that his jokes would be 'triggering'.

In front of the live crowd in Southend-on-sea, he said: "Before we start, a quick trigger warning.

"This show contains jokes about terrible things. Terrible things that may have affected you and the people that you love."

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Topics: Jimmy Carr

Anish Vij
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