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'Not what men go for' Jo Brand opens up about 'horrible’ setbacks about looks

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Jo is known for her straight-faced comedic style, which she bases around a wide variety of topics.Unearthed accounts showed last year that Jo faced criticism over a joke she told on Radio 4’s ‘Heresy’ talk show in 2019.She quipped that throwing battery acid at “unpleasant characters” such as Nigel Farage would be better than milkshakes.Farage, who was leader of the Brexit Party at the time, was one of several European election candidates that had been covered in milkshake by members of the public in the months before ‘Heresy’ was broadcast.Appearing on the show as a guest, Jo said: “Why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid?“That’s just me.

I’m not going to do it.“It’s purely a fantasy, but I think milkshakes are pathetic, I honestly do, sorry.”Jo apologised for her comments after this, telling The Sun: “Looking back, it probably was somewhat a crass and ill-judged joke that might upset people. “Of course I’d never do anything like that.

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