Parents of children with disabilities are planning to protest against a performance in west Belfast later by the Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle.They claim it is inappropriate the show is taking place as part of the Féile an Phobail community festival because of politically incorrect jokes Boyle has made in the past about disabled people.
Last month, festival organisers said they were deeply sorry for any hurt or offence that had been caused by Boyle’s appearance. They said they would put in place measures to avoid such a situation arising in the future .
However in a world where PC lynch mobs seem to hold sway, those that refuse to kowtow to political correctness are treated as folk heroes. From Jeremy Clarkson to Donald Trump, all capture the heart of ordinary folk, and Frankie Boyle is no exception. Féile an Phobail reports that the Frankie Boyle show has been the fastest-selling comedy gig it has ever put on.