Jimmy Carr Slammed For ‘Truly Disturbing’ Joke About Travellers In Netflix Show
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Jimmy Carr has been criticised for what some are calling a 'truly disturbing' joke in his Netflix special.
The comedian dropped His Dark Material on Christmas Day and has been called out on Facebook for a joke he made about travellers.
In the clip, which is circling around social media, Carr told the audience: "Strap in everyone, you ready?"
He begins the joke with: "When people talk about the Holocaust, they talk about the tragedy and horror of six 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."
One Facebook user posted the clip on his page alongside the caption: "Really goes to show what some people think.
"I have one thing to say thank you for sharing your views on gypsies as this spreads hate. And it shows the world the abundance of abuse we take as gypsy people, glad the audience found it funny."
His post has been viewed thousands of times on Facebook and has since been shared on Twitter.
The Traveller Moment, a group of people who aim to uphold 'the rights of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people', also commented on the clip.
They wrote: "This is truly disturbing and goes way beyond humour. We need all your support in calling this out."
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, Carr warned the audience that his jokes would be 'triggering' which, as many fans of the comedian will aware of, isn't out of the norm for his performances.
In front of the live crowd in Southend-on-sea, the 49-year-old 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."
He adds: "But these are just jokes. They’re not the terrible things."
LADbible has reached out to Jimmy Carr's representatives for a comment.