Ricky Gervais - Ricky Gervais Cleared Over 'Mong' Complaints23 January 2012
Ricky Gervais Cleared Over 'Mong' Complaints
The Office creator used the word - an old-fashioned term which is often associated with sufferers of Down Syndrome - during a routine about Susan Boyle during his Science stand-up tour.
When the show was broadcast on British TV last year (11), it sparked three complaints to the Ofcom regulatory panel - but bosses at the Channel 4 network have now been cleared of breaching broadcasting regulations.
In their ruling, Ofcom officials said the programme was shown after the U.K.'s 9pm watershed and that Gervais' routine discussing the nature of language justified his use of the word.
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