Rowan Atkinson backed Boris Johnson’s burka ‘joke’ – our favourite 17 responses

Daily Mail readers aren’t the only ones backing Boris Johnson today over the Tory party investigation into his comments about women wearing burkas looking like letterboxes and bank robbers.

Rowan Atkinson is behind him as well. Here’s what the rubber faced funnyman had to say in today’s Times.

Here’s his letter.

‘As a lifelong beneficiary of the freedom to make jokes about religion, I do think that Boris Johnson’s joke about wearers of the burka resembling letterboxes is a pretty good one.

All jokes about religion cause offence, so it’s pointless apologising for them. You should really only apologise for a bad joke. On that basis, no apology is required.’

And here’s what people had to tell Atkinson.

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