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Sun Jan 3, 2021, 01:07 PM

RTE apologises for mock broadcast which depicted God sentenced for rape

Source: TheJournal.ie

RTÉ apologises for mock broadcast which depicted God sentenced for rape

Sat 10:04 AM

Updated Sat 1:38 PM

RTÉ HAS APOLOGISED for any offence that may have been caused by the broadcast of a comedy sketch which depicted God being arrested for rape.

In a statement released this afternoon, RTÉ acknowledged that some viewers were offended by the Waterford Whispers sketch.

Approximately 600 complaints have been made so far about the sketch since it was broadcast on New Year’s Eve.

“RTÉ recognizes that matters which can cause offence naturally differ from person to person, within comedy and satire in particular,” the statement read.

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In a mock year-in-review news bulletin, portrayed as a broadcast from satirical website Waterford Whispers News, former RTÉ newsreader Aengus MacGrianna reads a report over video footage of a man dressed in white robes being led by gardaí from a court.

“A shocking revelation this year,” MacGrianna’s says, “God became the latest figure to be implicated in the ongoing sexual harassment scandal.

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Read more: https://www.thejournal.ie/eamon-martin-rte-sketch-god-rape-5314469-Jan2021/

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Reply RTE apologises for mock broadcast which depicted God sentenced for rape (Original post)
Eugene Jan 2021 OP
3Hotdogs Jan 2021 #1
Major Nikon Jan 2021 #2
OnDoutside Jan 2021 #3
edhopper Jan 2021 #4
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #7
abqtommy Jan 2021 #5
Doreen Jan 2021 #6
abqtommy Jan 2021 #8

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2021, 01:24 PM

1. I never thought about that before..... Mary not asking to be knocked up.....

Maybe a "cancel" effort is in order for God.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2021, 01:26 PM

2. Je suis Charlie

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2021, 01:28 PM

3. Waterford Whispers are the Irish version of The Onion. It's laughable

that the chief whingers are bishops, from the same group who not only hid paedophile priests but who have continually shown complete disregard for taking responsibility for what went on.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2021, 01:53 PM

4. Mary didn't even know it happened

the angel just announced she was pregnant. So roofies?

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Response to edhopper (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 3, 2021, 02:42 PM

7. Now that was funny.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2021, 02:04 PM

5. Greek mythology has many stories concerning the sexual expolits of their Gods. These tales have

produced representations in art through painting and sculpture. My advice to all those who are
"shocked" by the broadcast mentioned in the original op here is to study religious history, gain some perspective and lighten up, fer Gawd's sake!

https://www.rogerebert.com/roger-ebert/when-greek-gods-breed-with-humans

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffnt&q=greek+legends+of+gods+consorting+with+humans&ia=web

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 3, 2021, 02:36 PM

6. There is a drawing called " The Rape Of Persephone" I saw years ago.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 3, 2021, 03:06 PM

8. Many associated artworks are available with a focused search of Wikipedia. "The Golden Shower

Of Danae" comes to mind.

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