News: Jo Brand Makes First Comments On Battery Acid Joke

News: Jo Brand  cleared over joke

Jo Brand has commented for the first time on the furore over her "battery acid" joke on Radio 4 programme Heresy.

Brand was appearing at the Henley Literary Festival on Thursday when, according to The Sun she addressed the controversy and reportedly said: "Looking back it probably was somewhat a crass and ill-judged joke that might upset people. Of course I’d never do anything like that. It was purely a fantasy. I’m sorry. I’m a human, I make mistakes.” 

She continued: “I don’t think it’s a mistake. If you think it is I’m happy to accept that....At least I’m here and trying to explain what I did. I don’t think I have anyone to answer to. Nigel Farage wasn’t even mentioned by me on the night so why he has taken it upon himself I don’t know.”

According to reports the programme had been pre-recorded in May.

Since broadcast Ofcom has received over 60 complaints.

Jo Brand joke asessed by Met. Read more here.

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