Just like gay doesn’t mean homosexual

Comedians can say ‘mong’ on TV now in the UK.

Media regulator Ofcom has rejected three complaints about comedian Ricky Gervais’s use of the word “mong” during his Channel 4 show Science.

Speaking about Britain’s Got Talent singer Susan Boyle in October, he said :”She would not be where she is today if it wasn’t for the fact that she looked like such a ******* mong.”

Mong is a slang term used to refer to people with Down’s Syndrome.

It is derived from the word “mongrel.”

He went on: “When she first came on the telly, I went: ‘Is that a mong?’

“I don’t mean she has Down’s Syndrome, by the way. No, no! That would be offensive. That word doesn’t mean that any more.”


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