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Romany Gypsy Slams Jimmy Carr's 'Disgusting' Joke About Holocaust

Anish Vij

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Romany Gypsy Slams Jimmy Carr's 'Disgusting' Joke About Holocaust

Jimmy Carr's joke about the Holocaust has been dubbed as 'revolting' by Romany gypsy Danielle Jo Lee. Watch what she has to say below:


The Romany traveller addresses the huge offence caused to the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities on his Netflix special His Dark Material on Christmas Day.

The comedian, who described his show as a 'career ender' when it was released, has sparked outrage after his joke about the Holocaust.

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.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

"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."

Proud Romany traveller Danielle Jo Lee (@gypsyleexo) has branded the joke as 'vile and 'disgusting'.

She told Daily Star: "My whole TikTok and my point I’m trying to get across is that Gypsies aren’t what people make out, I’m trying to make a change in the world and stop getting grief towards Gypsies and the Traveller community.

Credit: TikTok/gypsyleexo
Credit: TikTok/gypsyleexo

"I have contacted Netflix already about taking his show down and it is discrimination.

"What Jimmy Carr said I believe is absolutely vile and should not be allowed."

In her TikTok video, she went on to say: "He's basically slagging the Travellers off, slagging the Gypsy community off to absolutely everyone who's watching the show.

"I want to put it out here that we are not like that, the stereo-typical s*** that goes on over there is not true. It is not true. 

"One person could have done something ten years ago that is part of the Travelling community and because they've done something bad and now we are all getting s*** from it.

"My whole life I've been terrorised because of who I am, because of my background, and because of being a Gypsy, I am on medication because of this.

"I suffered with PTSD because of this."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Many were in agreement with the points Danielle was making.

One said: "He wouldn't say it if it was a person of colour or religion so why does he think this is okay?"

"No one should make any kind of joke about the Holocaust, what he said was shocking," a second added.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/gypsyleexo

Topics: TikTok, Jimmy Carr, Netflix

Anish Vij
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