Funny-as-genocide radio 'personality' Chris Moyles has really put his foot in it.
During a promotional spot on his Radio One show – a listening experience roughly about as enjoyable as Now That's What I Call Weeping Rape Victims Volume 24 – Moyles had somehow managed to snare the celebrity presence of Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman, both in town to big-up their shiny new blockbuster X-Men 3: The Last Stand.
Amidst the relatively polite movie-selling banter, Chris Moyles then thought – for some reason – that it would be a smashing idea to add a sprinkling of his comedy magic.
Cue his impression of "a fat American black guy."
His foolish voice morphing into a U.S accent, Chris Moyles insisted that he was carrying a gun, and yelled at his two lovely guests to:
"… put your hands in the air."
"I'm a black American guy."
Something which Halle Berry unsurprisingly found more than a little offensive. She sneered at Moyles:
"Are we having a racist moment here?"
The interview then carried on with a somewhat less-than-bubbly undertone.
A BBC spokesman has since attempted to cover Moyle's tracks, claiming that the "attempted breakfast humour" was not intended to be politically or morally dubious in any way whatsoever.
So – to those of you asking the big question "Is Chris Moyles racist?" – it looks like the answer has to be a resounding 'no.'
However, to those of you asking the other question – "Is Chris Moyles a talentless obnoxious yawn-monger with the grace, civility and wit of a six-foot pubic louse?" – the answer remains a good solid 'yes.'
Yes he is.
[story by C J Davies]