Imam of Dibley spiked by ITV lawyers
The Times reports that ITV’s latest comedy star, Katy Brand, is angry at the decision by ITV lawyers to veto a sketch called The Imam of Dibley, deeming it “culturally insensitive”.
Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show will not contain the theology graduate’s Vicar of Dibley spoof, premised on a new imam arriving in a sleepy parish and the misunderstandings that ensue.
The vast majority of Muslims are able to have a laugh at themselves just like everyone else.
Why should they be excluded from comedy? It’s funny that ITV had no problem with a new sketch about a pregnant Jesus’s girlfriend who has to deal with dating the Son of God
A very good question – especially when you consider that Jesus is also a Muslim “prophet”, and that to suggest God had a son is highly blasphemous in Islam. Why didn’t they ban this too?