Frankie Boyle has been told he is still not welcome at the Cardiff Millennium Centre after his controversial comments about autistic children.
The Scottish comedian was initially banned from the centre last year after an offensive joke regarding Katie Price’s son Harvey, who is blind and suffers from autism.
The Millennium Centre, home to the Touch Trust charity for autistic children, took a strong stance against the crude jokes.
Millennium Centre press officer Nia Jones said: “I will refer to the official statement we released last year when the incident took place.”
The statement released last year said: “We can confirm that we were approached last year at the height of the controversy over the comments made on Frankie Boyle's TV show about a disabled child."
“Wales Millennium Centre prides itself on its accessibility policies and is home to the Touch Trust, a charity which provides arts activities to people of all ages with the most profound disabilities. In the light of this, and after careful consideration, the Centre made a programming decision not to take this booking at that particular time. We wish to emphasise that we offer a broad and eclectic mix of programming at the Centre and we regularly welcome many of the UK's leading comedians who return time and again to sell-out audiences.”
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