Jimmy Carr-Gypsies row: an end to the ‘last acceptable racism’ in UK?

Comedian refuses to say sorry for joking about Holocaust atrocity

Jimmy Carr on stage
Jimmy Carr performing in Newcastle upon Tyne in August 2020
(Image credit: Thomas M Jackson/Getty Images)

Jimmy Carr is facing mounting pressure to apologise for joking that the murders of thousands of Gypsies by the Nazis was a “positive” of the Holocaust.

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