IT’S barely been seven months since Jimmy Carr shocked Netflix viewers with an ill-judged gag about Roma gypsies and the Holocaust.
Now the stand-up comic has ruffled feathers again by making a joke about the September 11 terror attacks by al-Qaeda and its leader Osama Bin Laden on a new show from the streaming giant.
JIMMY Carr faced a backlash after reportedly joking that child sex abuse victims should laugh off their trauma in an unearthed podcast interview.
The controversial comedian has been criticised by Childline founder Dame Esther Rantzen, 81, for his comments.
Netflix has chosen to include the jaw-dropping moment on its newly released show, The Best Of Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival.
In it, Jimmy is heard comparing a band member leaving One Direction to the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York City that killed almost 3,000 people.
He said: “Now you might think this is silly, but it’s absolutely true. When Zayn left One Direction, for me, it was like 9/11 — I didn’t care about that either.
“I was actually supposed to be on one of the planes on 9/11, but the more interesting story is how I met Osama.”
The new bombshell gag comes after a huge backlash to a joke Jimmy made about the Holocaust and Roma travellers on His Dark Material, which was released on Chritsmas Day last year.
Word of the shock gag spread and rage grew, with members of the Roma community incensed.
And by the start of February, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson even added: “Those comments are deeply disturbing and it is unacceptable to make light of genocide.”
Jimmy’s latest gag was delivered at the Netflix: This Is A Joke Festival in the US between April and May.
But the highlights were only made available on the streaming service last week.
A TV insider said: “They could have selected anything from the event — there was plenty of material to choose from the quickfire comic.
“Many will wonder why they chose this gag to include as part of their ‘Best of’ show”.
Netflix was approached but declined to comment.
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