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Frankie Boyle defends Paralympic jokes: 'They're celebratory'

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Frankie Boyle has defended his controversial Paralympic jokes.

Earlier today, the Daily Mail reported that Paralympic broadcaster Channel 4 is unlikely to work with Boyle again following his offensive comments.

Frankie Boyle on Stage

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ParalympicsGB enter the stadium lead by flag bearer Peter Norfolk during the Paralympics Games Opening Ceremony

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However, the comedian has said that it's his "job" to make jokes, insisting that they are "pretty funny".

"I'd say my Paralympic tweets are celebratory. I'll be joking about Paralympics same way I joked about the Olympics. That's my job," Boyle tweeted.

"Where has this stereotype of disabled people being too weak & vulnerable to be talked about got us? It's got us to ATOS.

"Why not read the Paralympic jokes on my timeline and make your own mind up? Celebratory, non discriminatory, pretty funny.

"Nobody thinks it's a good thing to laugh at the disabled. But it is a genuine problem that we're not allowed to laugh with the disabled."

Boyle has previously come under fire for comments made about Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington and Katie Price's son Harvey.

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