Comedy community respond to online abuse directed at Rosie Jones

Comedian Rosie Jones gets universal support from the comedy community after online abuse

Jones, who has cerebral palsy, appeared on the BBC’s Question Time programme’s panel on Thursday.

She tweeted: “The sad thing is that I’m not surprised at the ableist abuse I’ve received. It’s indicative of the country we live in right now. I will keep on speaking up, in my wonderful voice, for what I believe in.”

Speaking on Loose Women on Friday, she said, “A lot of my job is going on stage and telling silly jokes about my boobies. So actually to be given a platform where I can speak more seriously about what it’s like to be disabled and gay and a woman in this country right now, it feels like such a powerful opportunity.”
“Unfortunately after my appearance last night I got a lot of abuse online about how I look and about how I sound and about my disability, and actually that makes me more determined to speak out for minorities because this country needs to be a better and more accepting place to live in.”

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