Cumberbatch To Star In Dickens Adaptation

Cumberbatch in rehearsal for his next major role (Source)

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has issued a creepy, grovelling apology after describing black people as ‘colored’ on US television, saying he is ‘an idiot’ and is ‘devastated to have caused offense’.

The 38-year-old Sherlock star was widely condemned after using the racial term during a debate on the lack of diversity on British screens on the PBS talk show Tavis Smiley last Wednesday.

But on Monday night, he issued an apology for his ‘incorrect’ and ‘offensive’ use of the phrase, saying: ‘I’m devastated to have caused offense by using this outmoded terminology.

‘I offer my sincere apologies. I make no excuse for my being an idiot and know the damage is done.

What a spineless creep.If he’s had any balls he would have told his critics to fuck off. What we have to remember is there’s not a single word in the English dictionary that African Americans cannot find racially offensive when it is spoken by a person of European descent.

But let’s get something straight. Ever since men first stood erect in Africa or central Asia or Indonesia, no human being has ever been black. And in that period no human being have ever been white either.

Now if African Americans would kindly make up their minds how they want us to refer to them and agree to stick with it for a respectable period of time, we can get on with important things, like organising a new version of Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield and casting that arse licking creep Cumberbatch as Uriah Heep.

This Is What A Hypocrite Looks Like

The “This is what a feminist looks like” t-shirt proudly worn by Harriet Harman during Prime Ministers Questions last Wednesday was made by factory girls in the Mauritius who earn just 62p an hour and sleep 16 to a room. The shirts are currently being sold at Whistles for £45 each, with all profits donated to the Fawcett Society, a campaigning group for women’s rights.

The t-shirts are being promoted by women’s magazine Elle in their forthcoming edition, which features a number of men including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Labour Leader Ed Miliband, and the actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard E Grant and Simon Pegg all sporting the shirt.

Prime Minister David Cameron landed himself in hot water by repeatedly refusing to take part in the feature by wearing one of the shirts, but it appears that he may have the last laugh as an investigation by the Mail on Sunday has revealed that the girls making the shirts are committed to 45 hour weeks for which they are paid just 6000 rupees – about £120 – a month, meaning that it would take them a week and a half to earn the money required to buy one of the shirts.

Francois Woo, managing director of CMT’s factory in La Tour Koenig, north Mauritius told the Mail: “The Mauritian government has set out a minimum wage that we must pay and we abide by their rules. “I am like a parent to the workers. They are free to come and go as they please but if they go out on a weeknight I will not be happy because then they will turn up for work the next day hung-over.

If people didn’t want to work for us then they don’t have to, nobody is forcing them. If they have the chance to earn more somewhere else then they should go elsewhere. If they didn’t like it, then we would not have existed as a company for 28 years.”

But the workers disagreed. One 30 year old migrant worker told a Mail On Sunday investigative reporter: “I have worked here for four years and I have not been able to see my son or husband in Bangladesh during all that time. We work very hard, sometimes 12 hour days, for not much money. I send all my money home and could not afford to fly back and see my family.”

Another said, “It is awful but we have no choice. In my country, the rupees I earn here are worth three times as much as they are in Mauritius. “How can this T-shirt be a symbol of feminism?”

And that £45 price tag? I phoned my bother who has a clothing business, he reckons he could buy that quality T shirt with a better slogan for £5 and retail at £10. So we must wonder how much of the £35 ectra profit is going to charity and how much is landing in the pockets of hypocrites promoting this ‘feminist’ ( for which read Marxist) shite?

Boggart Blog Says ‘Become A Feminist and Support Slavery

Bullshit Sherlock

While other blogs are full of how great the cliff – faller ending of Sherlock Holmes was I felt a bit let down. The fake suicide was telegraphed all through the show. And the coda assured us Sherlock had survived.

We should not forget of course it was the habit of pulp fiction and penny dreadful writers in the nineteenth and early twentieth century to leave their hero in some dangerous predicament at the end of an episode and start the next month’s chapter with the words, “With one bound Jack was free.” Sir Arthur Conan – Doyle might never have stooped so low but we must remember one of the show’s creators is Mark Gatiss and he was one of The League of Gentlemen.

Now I did not blog on it yesterday because (A) it was a three pipe problem and I don’t smoke a pipe, (B ) I’d been hitting the old laudunum rather heavily 😀 and (C) I was a bit busy.

Now however I’m sure I know how the trick was pulled off, think of the clues: The dummy hanging from a noose in Baker Street was a red herring as was Holmes telling Molly he needed her help to fake his own death. The real clue was that the kindapped children were terrified of Sherlock although we know they had never seen him before. And then there was all the bullshit about how Sherlock was a fake. A fake Sherlock, fnrr fnrr.

So who fell off the roof? Was it the gorgeous Lara Pulver in drag? (you may remember from the first story in this season a similar escape from certain death was hinted at for her character); was it the corpse of Moriraty with a Cumberbatch maks pulled over it’s face? was it a showbiz body double? Was it Henry, the mild mannered janitor (oops sorry, I’m on Hong Kong Fooey again)or was it the alternative Sherlock Holmes.

Well I’m not going to spoil the next series for you (what I did know was a third series had already been commissioned which was a massive clue) so I’m not going to reveal any more. But if you hear Robert Downey Jnr. is lying in and intensive care bed wearing a full body cast don’t be surprised. There was always resentment in the business about the former Mr. Madge casting a Yank as Sherlock, the most British of heroes.

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