Stephen Fry Pledges to Go To Prison Over ‘Twitter Joke’ Trial

PrecrimeVia BBC News:

Comedian Stephen Fry has said he is “prepared to go to prison” over the “Twitter joke” trial.

Fry was at a benefit gig for a man who is appealing against his conviction for sending a menacing communication. Paul Chambers had tweeted: “Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You’ve got a week… otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!”

Twitter Joke Trial Tweet

Fry argued that Chambers’ tweet was an example of Britain’s tradition of self-deprecating humour and banter.

Chambers’ case has become a cause celebre on Twitter, with hundreds of people reposting his original comments in protest at the conviction.

“This [verdict] must not be allowed to stand in law,” Fry said, adding that he would continue to repeat Chambers’ message and face prison “if that’s what it takes”.

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  • Synapse

    Fortunately, there’s someone out there willing to challenge this thing and push it to the limit. He’ll take it for the team so we don’t have to (hopefully).

  • Synapse

    Fortunately, there’s someone out there willing to challenge this thing and push it to the limit. He’ll take it for the team so we don’t have to (hopefully).

  • Bud Bundy

    Under the law, If I threaten to come over to your house and give your oldest child a noogie, or a raspberry on the belly if they are young enough, I am a Terrorist.

    So, I threaten to do all of the above. I may even share my kick ass steak recipe for BBQ.

    Hey, according to the law I’m an EVIL MADMAN, might as well meet new people and have a good dinner in the process.

  • Bud Bundy

    Under the law, If I threaten to come over to your house and give your oldest child a noogie, or a raspberry on the belly if they are young enough, I am a Terrorist.

    So, I threaten to do all of the above. I may even share my kick ass steak recipe for BBQ.

    Hey, according to the law I’m an EVIL MADMAN, might as well meet new people and have a good dinner in the process.

  • Gasface

    One day I will blow everyone in the White House.

  • Gasface

    One day I will blow everyone in the White House.

  • Kkittehkewl

    It won’t be the first time he’s been to Prison either, so it’s not an empty threat. He knows what he’s facing.

  • Kkittehkewl

    It won’t be the first time he’s been to Prison either, so it’s not an empty threat. He knows what he’s facing.

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