COMEDY videos are now criminalized in the UK as the totalitarian crackdown on free speech goes ballistic

Monday, April 2, 2018
By Paul Martin

by: Robert Jonathan
Sunday, April 01, 2018

A Scottish comedian has reportedly been convicted of a hate crime for a satirical video originally posted nearly two years ago depicting a pug giving the Nazi salute. A court found Count Dankula, a.k.a. Mark Meechan, 30, guilty of sharing a “grossly offensive” video.

Meechan’s YouTube channel has about 150,000 subscribers, but he noted this week that all of his videos have been de-monetized, and the particular clip in question has been placed on the restricted list.

Why someone would create a video having anything whatsoever to do with Nazis is an open question and fundamentally calls into question the issue of judgment. That aside, Meechan claims that he allegedly taught the dog the trick just to annoy his girlfriend. He added that the court failed to take into consideration context and intent of the controversial video, which has received three million-plus views, and he is considering lodging an appeal because of what he described as a huge miscarriage of justice.

“Sheriff [Derek] O’Carroll told the court he did not believe Meechan had made the video only to annoy his girlfriend and ruled it was anti-Semitic,” the BBC reported.

After the trial, Count Dankula quipped, “Don’t let your memes be dreams.” On a more serious note, he maintained that the ruling constituted a dark day for freedom of speech and expression, and suggested that comedians in the United Kingdom could be adversely affected by the court precedent.

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