Jimmy Carr’s dad wants him stripped of award unless he apologizes for brutal dig

Jimmy Carr was awarded an Irish heritage certificate about a decade ago, but his father Jim Carr wants the honor removed until the comedian publicly apologizes for the comments he made in the book

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Jimmy Carr The father of the comedian has called for the comedian’s Irish honours to be removed unless he apologises for comments made in his book last year.

The book mentions that Jimmy’s parents are from Limerick, Ireland, and his father Jim Carr disputes the way this heritage is mentioned.

Jimmy wrote: “I’m the son of two immigrants from Limerick who moved to Slough (they moved from town to town, I guess they know what they like). “

His father said such comments “crossed the line” and called on officials to revoke Jimmy’s certificate of Irish heritage, which was awarded to him in 2013.

Jimmy Carr writes in a book that his parents were from a ‘*** town’ in Ireland
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Jim tells Limerick Leader He wishes to apologise for these recent comments about his hometown of Limerick as “demeaning” and “offensive”.

The outlet reported that he had called on the Mayor of Limerick and Limerick City and County Council to revoke the honor awarded to Jimmy unless he made a public apology for it.

Discussing the remarks in the book, Jim suggested his son was a “sick comedian”, adding: “I don’t want someone to write those words about Limerick in the book.”

Comedian’s dad criticises his remarks
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He mentions his heritage in Before & Laughter
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According to reports, Jim and Jimmy were “very close” before, although the father and son are said to have been together for about two decades.

Further commenting on the remarks in the book, Jim admitted that it was the “style” of his son’s comedy, although expressed disappointment at the references.

He told the media that instead of moving to Slough, he and Jimmy’s mother moved from Limerick to South Kensington, London.

Jimmy’s father is also said to have disputed the famine jokes in the book
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Jim is also said to have disputed a joke Jimmy cites in the book, which reads: “How many potatoes does it take to kill an Irishman? No.”

The comedian’s dad has suggested the famine amounted to the Irish Holocaust, telling Limerick leaders that it shouldn’t be joked about.

The Certificate of Irish Heritage was an initiative from 2011 to 2015 that officially recognised “descendants of previous generations of Irish citizens”.

In 2013, the then Mayor of Limerick, Kathleen Leddin, presented Jimmy with a Certificate of Irish Heritage
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The honour, given to Jimmy in 2013, is said to be a “more practical way of expressing the sense of Irish identity felt by many around the world”.

Jimmy had previously said he was “honoured” to have it, while then-Mayor of Limerick Catherine Riding said he was “very proud” of his legacy, according to reports instant messaging then.

The Mirror contacted Jimmy Carr and representatives of the current mayor of Limerick for comment. Limerick City and County Council declined to comment.

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