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Lay off Justin Timberlake, his apology was more than acceptable

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06.12.2019

We have the mother of all elections coming up next week and in these divisive times, who doesn’t enjoy a diversion we can all pile in on on social media?

For a tantalising moment, Wagatha Christie united the nation. Leavers and Remainers came together as one as we rubbernecked the lives of two women whose life-choices did not affect us. This week, we’ve had Nish Kumar splashed all over the news for not connecting with an audience.

Gleeful right-wing goons crowed on the internet, imagining that this in any way was a comment on his talent or would impede his career. Of course, it wasn’t and it won’t. What happened to Nish is a hazard of our trade. Every comedian worth their salt has a bruising story of boos and missiles to tell.

Sharing the full story, not just the headlines

They are by far the most fun tales to recount at get-togethers. Most recently, Twitter’s wrath has crashed down on Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby because, bless them, they are not Panorama journalists and really should have had producers screaming in their earpiece “SWERVE THE SELFIE! KICK HIM IN THE NUTS, DO WHATEVER YOU NEED TO DO BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON’T TAKE A SELFIE WITH A MAN WHO SAYS ‘PICCANINNIES’ TO DESCRIBE BLACK PEOPLE!!!”

Personally, when........

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