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Rowan Atkinson Jesus sketch cleared by Ofcom after 540 complaints

Media watchdog Ofcom has dismissed 540 complaints about a comedy sketch featuring Rowan Atkinson playing a Christian clergyman who joked that Jesus Christ was good at party tricks.

The sketch appeared as part of ITV1’s We Are Most Amused comedy gala performance to mark the 60th birthday of the Prince of Wales.

Ofcom said the vast majority of the audience would have understood the sketch as not going beyond what was normally expected of a programme of this type and the overall tone was “affectionate and not abusive to the Christian religion”.

Full story at The Guardian.

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