Tweet from Monty Python’s John Cleese sparks debate
The comedy troupe of Monty Python became legends in the comedy world due to their twisted, dark and inappropriate humor yet one of the members, John Cleese, is on the defensive from a risky tweet. Just as their newest DVD release A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman excited many fans, the latest message from Cleese is taking the spotlight.
Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius known as “Blade Runner” as he’s a double, below the knee amputee, was charged with murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend and this was the situation which Cleese chose to chime in on. He tweeted the following:
As quoted on The Mirror, Many supporters of the comedic legends backlashed with strong opinions such as:
@LevParikian who said: “John Cleese broke a twitter silence to make a Pistorius joke. My 11-year-old self, the one who fell in love with Fawlty Towers, is crying.
@rayascott tweeted: “Again, comedians on Twitter: so NOT funny.
The good thing is that Cleese understands he made a mistake and at least tried to minimize the damages with his follow-up post, “sorry if the last tweet was a bit naughty.”