Rowan Atkinson defends Boris Johnson over burka ‘joke’

Rowan Atkinson defends Boris Johnson over burka ‘joke’, by Sky News.

The actor, best known for playing Mr Bean and Blackadder, described the remarks as funny. …

Atkinson wrote to The Times, saying: “As a lifelong beneficiary of the freedom to make jokes about religion, I do think that Boris Johnson’s joke about wearers of the burka resembling letterboxes is a pretty good one.

“All jokes about religion cause offence, so it’s pointless apologising for them.

“You should really only apologise for a bad joke. On that basis, no apology is required.”

Exactly. Takes a “fool” or a brave man to point out the truth in today’s toxic political environment.