Online readers of the UK’s Daily Telegraph are engaging in racist, sexist and sexually violent jokes about the genital mutilation of African men, just one day after it was reported that an African baby bled to death in London as the result of an Unnecessary Male Circumcision.
In a week when circumcised men were being chased through the streets of Africa by knife wielding gangs intent on cutting off their foreskins – click here for a report from Uganda – online readers of the UK’s Daily Telegraph exchanged racist, sexist and sexually violent jokes about circumcising African men.
The comments were under an article about male MPs in Zimbabwe getting circumcised as part of a misguided HIV/Aids campaign – which you can read by clicking here – and included comments like:
SEXIST: “Well, that's the most intelligent part of them gone!”
RACIST: “I usually treat myself to a Waitrose Black Pudding….not sure I could put one of those black things in my mouth again”
SEXUALLY VIOLENT: “They should have castrated the whole bloody lot of them!!”
Other comments included:
Spikey: Perhaps we could persuade our politicians to have it done but this time keep the bit they remove and throw away the rest.
Nice_Guy_Nacho: An advertisement has appeared in the "sits vac" columns of The (Zimbabwe) Herald. "WANTED: Surgeons with experience in circumcision - salary, Z$ 30,000 p.a. (plus tips )."
ColinPowis: Well, there'll be no more choking the chicken for a while. And Moses said to Pharoah '' Pharoah ....Let that chicken be”
Mummyknowsbest : “Well thank you so much for sharing this story with us. I usually treat myself to a Waitrose Black Pudding for saturday tea , perhaps today I will give it a miss. Not sure I could put one of those black things in my mouth again. I guess its a age thing - Oh well!”
Feisty: “A stitch in time saves 9...”
prettyboyguy: “When Robert Mugabe was circumscribed, they threw away the wrong bit. Let's hope his compatriots do not make the same mistake.”
JohnDevries: “Well, that's the most intelligent part of them gone!”
Anotherjack: “They cut off the wrong heads.”
nickwain: “Why stop at the foreskin...........”
rastus321: “They should have castrated the whole bloody lot of them!!”
You can email your thoughts to The Daily Telegraph here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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