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Comedian fined $35k for offensive joke

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Canadian Comedian fined $35,000 for joke

A Canadian comedian must pay $35,000 to a disabled man he made fun of in some of his acts.

A Quebec appeals court upheld the decision by the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal. It said Mike Ward exceeded the limits of free speech when he told jokes about a disabled man's performance singing in front of the Pope.

Making fun of a disabled guy is obviously in poor taste.

But it's a pretty dangerous precedent to set when the courts start telling us that offensive jokes exceed 'limits' of free speech.


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