Is satire allowed when the royals are involved?

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  • Salaman 9 Jan 2012 22:23:14 19,260 posts
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    Just read there's some commotion in the Netherlands.

    The queen and prince Willem Alexandre went on a trip to Dubai or thereabouts and she was wearing a head scarf. I think the right wing nutters from Wilders' party made some fuss about that.

    So a TV show that comments on current events and such did a short piece.
    Linked here, where a deapan voice over explains there was some commotion over the scarf but the palace has issued a statement that the queen often adapts to local cultural dress out of respect for local customs and tradition.

    They then "back this up" by showing footage from New Guinea, where she wears a traditional hair band and the prince wears a traditional "holim" and even his bride Maxima parttakes. (at 0:48).

    :-D

    There seems to be a bit of a division between people thinking it's just a laugh, lighten up and those getting hot and bothered about "defamation of the crown" or whatever it's called.

    I think it's hysteric.
  • Deleted user 9 January 2012 22:26:52
    That one in orange near the start...who she?

    I think any news story where they show the public official/royalty naked is going to cause a bit of a commotion. Funny though.

    Edited by Aargh. at 22:27:05 09-01-2012
  • Khanivor 9 Jan 2012 22:27:07 40,938 posts
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    Royalty - keeping journalists off the dole since 1918
  • Salaman 9 Jan 2012 22:59:45 19,260 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    That one in orange near the start...who she?

    I think any news story where they show the public official/royalty naked is going to cause a bit of a commotion. Funny though.

    Edited by Aargh. at 22:27:05 09-01-2012
    Hmm not sure, you should check with any resident clog hopper if we have those.
    Might be Maxima, she's walking next to the prince I think.
    Might be a local.
  • FWB 9 Jan 2012 23:02:09 44,838 posts
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    The royals are such an inbred joke that we don't need to make fun of them. They do it themselves.
  • Whizzo 9 Jan 2012 23:09:12 43,187 posts
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    I don't think Spitting Image would ever had the Queen with her tits out, thankfully, although suggesting the murder of another Royal was fine.

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  • dutchspeededup 9 Jan 2012 23:29:52 4,517 posts
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    Is there anything more crawling, craven and repellant than a royal correspondent?

    Putrid.
  • Deleted user 9 January 2012 23:33:21
    dutchspeededup wrote:
    Is there anything more crawling, craven and repellant than a royal correspondent?

    Putrid.
    Point. Proven.

  • Salaman 10 Jan 2012 08:47:33 19,260 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    I don't think Spitting Image would ever had the Queen with her tits out, thankfully
    This might be prime fapping material for elderly Dutch gentleman that like their queen. :-)
  • chopsen 10 Jan 2012 08:56:18 16,125 posts
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    Video's down.

    The problem with taking the piss out a Royal family is that they form part of the national identity, which is then part of how people choose to identify themselves. So people get hot and bothered because they take it personally.

    That's the way I understand it. Personally, I think the whole idea of a royal family, and how seriously people take it, is hilarious.
  • Salaman 10 Jan 2012 08:59:35 19,260 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    Video's down.
    Aw. Pity.
  • Fatiguez 10 Jan 2012 09:16:14 8,747 posts
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    From Brooker's 2011 Wipe. Relevant!

    Edited by Fatiguez at 09:16:43 10-01-2012
  • localnotail 30 Jul 2012 11:24:39 23,093 posts
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    I think this question can be conclusively answered now.


    Edited by localnotail at 11:25:28 30-07-2012

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • LeoliansBro 30 Jul 2012 11:33:18 44,506 posts
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    Dutch have very strict media laws regarding portrayal of their royals - pics must be authorised etc. The idea is to protect their privacy. UK doesn't have these laws.

    Edited by LeoliansBro at 11:33:43 30-07-2012

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Salaman 30 Jul 2012 12:21:20 19,260 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    I think this question can be conclusively answered now.
    I couldn't help reading that in the voice of Gotye to the rythm of "somebody that I used to know".
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