British comedian blames Reeva Steenkamp for her own death in shocking joke

2014-10-24 09:05
Reeva Steenkamp Oscar Pistorius

Cape Town- British comedian, Jimmy Carr, on Wednesday made a highly controversial joke while presenting an award at the Q Awards in London.

The Q Awards are the UK's annual music awards run by the music magazine Q.

While presenting the award for ‘Best Act In The World’ Carr made a joke about the murder of South African model, Reeva Steenkamp, Huffington Post UK reported.

Steenkamp was shot dead on Valentine’s Day 2013 by her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius.

jimmy carr
(Jimmy Carr. AP)

Carr was talking about waiting in line for the toilet when he said; “So frustrating. All I’m saying is I can see it from Oscar Pistorius’ point of view.”

The audience are said to have gasped as Jimmy went on: “That’s not the controversial bit. Here it comes…I blame her.

“If she hadn’t been in that disabled toilet none of this would have happened.”

According to a report by Metro the audience was stunned silent to which Carr reacted; “It’s the fucking Q Awards, come on.”

Carr has not apologised for his highly inappropriate joke.

(Reeva Steenkamp. Getty Images)

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