Opinion: Dear Ofcom, my kid climbed into a fridge

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 October 2017


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I want to talk about people who complain to Ofcom for no good reason.

The problem is, people who complain to Ofcom for no good reason are the hardest group to makes jokes about because they’ll just complain to Ofcom about it.

When you work in the media you are always up against it, constantly thinking if what you’re saying could be misunderstood by someone on the lookout to be offended.

A case in point: 55 people complained to the regulator after Great British Bake Off host Noel Fielding climbed into a fridge as part of a little joke on the show. Their complaint was that children might copy that behaviour but I would believe you if you told me one sent a letter that read:

‘Dear Ofcom

I am disgusted by Noel getting in a fridge on national television.

It is plain to see that he is technically an uncooked meat and as such should not have been in the fridge ABOVE cooked produce.’

If you worry about children copying TV why not complain about the Milk Tray ads?

Jumping from a helicopter is a health and safety issue and regardless of leaving chocolates that’s still breaking and entering.

Ofcom had to look into it and found that it wasn’t unsafe behaviour as all fridges since 1960 have been made with a mechanism to open the door from the inside.

Now I’m worried about leaving live yoghurt in there.

I’d be more worried that children will copy everything else they see on GBBO and waste hours baking cakes. Obesity will kill far more humans that fridges in the future.

So if you see something like that, don’t go complaining and getting angry over nothing, just try to cool off.

Maybe get in a fridge.

I’m kidding. Don’t send letters.

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