Calls for Strictly Come Dancing's Craig Revel Horwood to be sacked over 'rape comments'

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Strictly Come Dancing's Craig Revel Horwood has become the latest target of the always offended brigade.

The Strictly judge has faced calls to be axed from the BBC One series over comments he made on Channel 4 comedy show 8 Out Of Ten Cats.

Specifically, some people have got their knickers in a twist after Craig spoke about TV show Game Of Thrones.

"I persevered for the first series until the dragon came on and that's when I switched off," Craig said.


He laughed: "I liked all the sex scenes and the rape and I liked the cleavers through the skulls and I liked all of that, but I got very bored in the end."

Comic Aisling Bea quipped: "When they weren't raping anyone? Am I the only one who heard that? What world are we living in? Oh Trump's world, fine keep going."

It's been a few days since the episode aired and now some people have decided they were offended by it.

And they want Craig axed from the BBC for his "disgusting", "concerning", "distressing" and "jaw-droppingly awful" remarks.

Marilyn Hawes from charity Enough Abuse UK told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Craig's comments are deeply disrespectful. Rape is the most devastating and vile crime and I would have to question him as a person and his merit as a judge on the Strictly Come Dancing panel, which is a family show.

"His comment would have enraged many women and men who have been raped. How could he say he liked that scene? I'm absolutely disgusted. "You cannot have people on a family show with that mindset. I think the BBC should get rid of him. It is so distressing for people who have been raped to hear that.

"I'm a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing. It's not a reflection on his ability as a judge or dancer, I enjoy watching him, however it is going on in his mind, which is concerning.

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"When you are in such a high-profile position you cannot afford to make comments like this. He has done himself no favours by saying this. You cannot have someone glibly talking about rape like this, it's jaw-droppingly awful."

UPDATE: Craig has since said sorry for his comments. “I unreservedly apologise for any offence caused by my comments," he said.

The BBC declined to comment.

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