It was revealed today by Ofcom that over sixty million British people have not complained about the comments made by usually totally uncontroversial presenters Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand during a BBC Radio 2 show on the 18th October.
Conservative party media spokesman Jeremy Hunt told this site:
"It is inconceivable in a time like this that British taxpayers would not be phoning up and complaining about material that a handful of taxpaying, British people found offensive by two possibly taxpaying gentlemen who we – as British taxpayers paying British tax – are ultimately employing by paying tax. Inconceivable."
Brand and Ross made comments regarding Brand’s sexual relationship with the granddaughter of actor Andrew Sachs, Georgina Baillie, and left these on the actor’s answerphone.
Ms Bailie said she felt embarrassed that the relationship had been revealed to her grandfather but has so far refused to rule out exclusive newspaper deals detailing all the intricate sordidness of her time with the comedian, all of which she’ll probably be perfectly fine with.
Both Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross have issued a joint apology of sorts. In it, Brand – best known for and employed because of his family-friendly, non-offensive style of funny, family-time, clean humour – stated that he shouldn’t have left the message. Jonathan Ross, widely regarded as the BBC’s boyishly attractive, primetime show-hosting, child-friendly joking, light-talking face of the early weekday evening, agreed with his co-presenter that the action was regrettable while laughing because he found it funny and it turns out that humour is subjective.
The BBC is now under pressure after calls from the incredibly tiny minority of people who didn’t not complain to Ofcom to sack the presenters but has so far refused to act as impulsively and vociferously as those with an axe to grind against the organisation or a desire to promote themselves but not the guts to come out and admit it.