COMEDIAN Frankie Boyle has sparked anger again by mocking the family of
missing Madeleine McCann.
In an interview, Boyle said “there is no too far” in comedy before
making a joke about the McCanns, whose daughter vanished on a family
holiday to Portugal in 2007.
Boyle was asked if he was following the Leveson inquiry into press
He said: “Yeah, I saw the McCanns on there and really wanted them to go,
‘Could you round it up in the next few minutes, mate? We’ve left the
kids over in Starbucks’.
“Just to show they can still have a bit of a laugh.”
During a gig at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2010, Boyle said that some
part of Gerry McCann must be pleased that Madeleine had gone “so he
could use her room for a pool table”.
A Scottish Tory spokesman said yesterday: “Most right-thinking people
will be appalled by these remarks.
“This is just the latest in a series of ill-judged comments from this
particular comedian – a sure sign he is running out of anything
genuinely funny to say.”