A very Empty Apology, RTE should know it is Irish Catholic People who pay their Fat Salaries, and yet they hold the People with Toxic Contempt? Sources now inform this Blog, that Groups are forming, and Asking people, Not to pay their TV Licence until the Hate Depiction is taken down from the RTE Clip completely? Again RTE would not Mock the Muslin Faith; or any other Faiths? Catholics are Soft Targets for Mockery in their own Country?

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Aengus Mac Grianna apologises for role in controversial ‘God is rapist’ skit on RTÉ

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Aengus Mac Grianna apologises for role in controversial ‘God is rapist’ skit on RTÉ

FORMER RTÉ NEWSREADER Aengus Mac Grianna has apologised for his role in a comedy sketch that depicted God as a rapist, which was broadcast on RTÉ One on New Year’s Eve.Aengus Mac Grianna
                    standing in front of a crowd of people: File photo© Niall Carson PA Archive PA Images File photo

The sketch, which was presented by Mac Grianna, has resulted in a flood of complaints to RTÉ, prompting an apology from the national broadcaster.

Mac Grianna plays the role of a newsreader in the Waterford Whispers skit, describing God as being “the latest figure to be implicated in ongoing sexual harassment scandals”.

“The five-billion-year-old stood accused of forcing himself on a young middle-eastern migrant and allegedly impregnating her against her will before being sentenced to two years in prison, with the last 24 months suspended,” he said in the parody report.

The controversial clip shows an aged man in a white robe being led away from a courthouse by gardaí.

In a tweet today, Mac Grianna said he wanted to apologise for his participation in the sketch and that he is “deeply sorry for the offence, distress and hurt caused. It was wrong for me. It was wrong of me.”text© Twitter

RTÉ said yesterday that it has received “approximately 3,500 emails and 1,250 calls” regarding the segment. Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, described the clip as ‘blasphemous’.

The clip is still available on the RTÉ Player but a warning states “viewer discretion is advised”. Mac Grianna retired from RTÉ in 2018.

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