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'Refrain from making jokes about people's disabilities' - Fritz Baffuor advises comedians

Comedy News 'Refrain from making jokes about people's disabilities' - Fritz Baffuor advises comedians
APR 1, 2022 LISTEN

Veteran Ghanaian comedian Fritz Baffuor has asked comedians to refrain from making jokes about people’s disabilities.

In an interview on Class Drive, Mr. Baffuor indicated that he used to make jokes about people who stammer in the initial stages of his comedy career.

According to him, there are jokes that are politically correct and incorrect therefore the need for a comedian to be able to decipher between the two.

“There were jokes I used to make about stammers that now at my age, I wouldn’t do again because I’m also sensitive to the fact that a disability is not something to laughed at, but when I was younger and we had a different kind of cultural milieu, I could do it,” he stated.

He stated that the world has taken a different cultural turn and he has learned to become sensitive to people’s conditions in line with his work as a politician.

“I have learned to be sensitive to someone who has a voice disability, someone who is disabled because when I was a politician, I worked on that side, social protection, I was a member of the committee on social protection,” he added.

His comments come after actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock at the just ended Oscars.

The latter had made a joke about the actor’s wife’s hair loss.

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