Prison » Johnson’s Joke About Burqa Wearers ‘Pretty Good One,’ Mr. Bean Actor Backs Boris

All jokes about religion cause offence, so it’s pointless apolozising for them, a famous English actor and comedian said in reference to the “burqa scandal” surrounding Britain’s former Foreign Minister.

Best known to audiences worldwide as Mr. Bean, humorist Rowan Atkinson wrote to The Times, saying:

“As a lifelong beneficiary of the freedom to make jokes about religion, I do think that Boris Johnson’s joke about wearers of the burqa resembling letterboxes is a pretty good one.”

Former FM, Boris Johnson caused a row among the officials in Westminster and stirred debate on whether his “letter box” and “bank robbers” comments on Islamic full-face veil were appropriate.

Mr. Atkinson’s response prompted a mixed bag of reactions on social media.

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