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This Rubberbandits Comment Seems To Have Pissed Off A Lot Of People

By James Fenton

August 3, 2017 at 1:22pm

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Ya can't be saying that now, lads.

The Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland has rejected 11 complaints about a line uttered by Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubberbandits on The Late Late Show in January.

The offending sentence was referring to the holy communion which the star, real name Dave Chambers, called 'haunted bread'. 

"Anyone who I know who goes to midnight mass is not going there for haunted bread. They’re there because their grandmother is making them go, or because their whole family is there. Everyone who goes to midnight mass is half-cut anyway."

Some complainants called the phrase hurtful and offensive. Here's how the BAI have responded:

"The broadcaster states that the point he was making, to put the language to one side for a moment, was that in his view, people of his generation are not returning to the Church and that attendance at Christmas Eve midnight mass is not an accurate barometer of religious conviction and there are many other reasons to attend that particular ceremony."

Well then. That's the end of that.

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