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.