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Post  Annabel on Sun 18 May - 5:47

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Outrage over 'vile' dinner party card game that mocks Madeleine and Hillsborough dead

-Cards Against Humanity is the latest outrageous dinner party craze
-Game mocks Royals, Hillsborough disaster and Madeleine McCann
-U.S. creators of the game have now been slammed by critics
-'The offensiveness of this speaks for itself,' the McCanns' spokesman said

By Charlotte Griffiths and Caroline Graham
Published: 22:14, 17 May 2014 | Updated: 22:14, 17 May 2014

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Bad taste: Crass game Cards Against Humanity

Billed as ‘a party game for horrible people’, it is the latest craze being played at dinner parties across the land.

Cards Against Humanity is a game in which players are encouraged to be as ‘despicable’ and offensive as they possibly can.

Critics have slammed the US creators who admit their aim was to tarnish Britain’s most sacred institutions.

The card game mocks the Royal Family, politicians and the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool football fans died. It also insults dead reality TV star Jade Goody and missing youngster Madeleine McCann.

The McCanns’ spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, said: ‘The offensiveness of this speaks for itself. For the makers of the game to make light of a missing child is beyond offensive. They should reconsider what they’re doing and all Madeleine references should be cut out of future editions. It is deeply offensive.’

In the game, one player asks a question from a black card and everyone else answers with their ‘funniest’ white card. It is the nature of the questions and answers on the cards, that make the game so controversial.

Each black card is either a question, or a phrase where the key words have been left as blank. At first they might seem innocuous, such as: ‘What’s that smell?’ However, another card reads: ‘In Michael Jackson’s final moments he thought about...’

The players then respond from the selection of answers from white cards they have in their hand. These include ‘Madeleine McCann’, ‘Jade Goody’s cancerous remains’ and ‘Hillsborough’.

One card reads ‘Queen Elizabeth’s immaculate a***’ and another says: ‘Leaked footage of Kate Middleton’s colonoscopy.’

Other cards include ‘Auschwitz’, ‘Kids with bum cancer’ and ‘Chunks of dead prostitute’. The person who creates the ‘funniest’ or most offensive answer wins a point.

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Target: Missing Madeleine McCann is mocked in the dinner party card game

Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty magazine, said: ‘It’s in extreme bad taste. It’s not satire, it’s very unfunny whether you’re a monarchist or not.’

Steve Rotheram, MP for Liverpool Walton and Hillsborough campaigner, said: ‘It is hard to understand the mentality of those who have produced such a disgusting and offensive game. I hope people refrain from becoming involved in such a despicable activity.’

However, the creators remain unapologetic. Eli Halpern, 27, project leader of the British version, said: ‘One card is “Queen Elizabeth’s immaculate a***”. That was our mission statement, to take the most sacred thing in the UK and tarnish it.

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Mocked: Reality television show star Jade Goody, who died from cancer, is also a target in the 'offensive' game

‘The British have a different humour from Americans. We sent a survey out on the internet with a list of the US cards and asked people to cross out the ones they didn’t understand. Then I had meetings in pubs to discuss the cards we should include in the British version.

‘Hillsborough seemed fair game because it was historic. When we were testing that card we never hit a raw nerve or got any complaints.’

Cards Against Humanity was invented by eight childhood friends from Chicago in 2009. Fellow inventor Ben Hantoot said: ‘We had no idea how it would take off. This was a game we made up on New Year’s Eve to entertain ourselves.’

The UK version also includes references to David Cameron and Ed Balls, J. K. Rowling, Boris Johnson and England’s dislike of ‘the bloody Welsh’.

Mr Hantoot said: ‘We’ve not had to withdraw any cards. “Jade Goody’s cancerous remains” is a cringer which came up during one of our play tests and remains one of the most popular cards.

‘Madeleine McCann was the riskiest one because we don’t have anything like that in the US version. That was the untested one but people love it. Our goal is to be as funny as possible and sometimes things that are really offensive are also really funny.’

The eight inventors of the game are all now reportedly millionaires.


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Re: Outrage over 'vile' dinner party card game that mocks Madeleine and Hillsborough

Post  Justiceforallkids on Sun 18 May - 6:27

Outrage over 'vile' dinner party card game that mocks Madeleine and Hillsborough dead

Cards Against Humanity is the latest outrageous dinner party craze
Game mocks Royals, Hillsborough disaster and Madeleine McCann
U.S. creators of the game have now been slammed by critics
'The offensiveness of this speaks for itself,' the McCanns' spokesman said

By Charlotte Griffiths and Caroline Graham

Published: 07:14 AEST, 18 May 2014 | Updated: 12:56 AEST, 18 May 2014

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Bad taste: Crass game Cards Against Humanity
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Bad taste: Crass game Cards Against Humanity

Billed as ‘a party game for horrible people’, it is the latest craze being played at dinner parties across the land.

Cards Against Humanity is a game in which players are encouraged to be as ‘despicable’ and offensive as they possibly can.

Critics have slammed the US creators who admit their aim was to tarnish Britain’s most sacred institutions.

The card game mocks the Royal Family, politicians and the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool football fans died. It also insults dead reality TV star Jade Goody and missing youngster Madeleine McCann.

The McCanns’ spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, said: ‘The offensiveness of this speaks for itself. For the makers of the game to make light of a missing child is beyond offensive. They should reconsider what they’re doing and all Madeleine references should be cut out of future editions. It is deeply offensive.’

In the game, one player asks a question from a black card and everyone else answers with their ‘funniest’ white card. It is the nature of the questions and answers on the cards, that make the game so controversial.

Each black card is either a question, or a phrase where the key words have been left as blank. At first they might seem innocuous, such as: ‘What’s that smell?’ However, another card reads: ‘In Michael Jackson’s final moments he thought about...’

The players then respond from the selection of answers from white cards they have in their hand. These include ‘Madeleine McCann’, ‘Jade Goody’s cancerous remains’ and ‘Hillsborough’.

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One card reads ‘Queen Elizabeth’s immaculate a***’ and another says: ‘Leaked footage of Kate Middleton’s colonoscopy.’

Other cards include ‘Auschwitz’, ‘Kids with bum cancer’ and ‘Chunks of dead prostitute’. The person who creates the ‘funniest’ or most offensive answer wins a point.
Missing Madeleine McCann is mocked in the dinner party card game

Missing Madeleine McCann is mocked in the dinner party card game

Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty magazine, said: ‘It’s in extreme bad taste. It’s not satire, it’s very unfunny whether you’re a monarchist or not.’

Steve Rotheram, MP for Liverpool Walton and Hillsborough campaigner, said: ‘It is hard to understand the mentality of those who have produced such a disgusting and offensive game. I hope people refrain from becoming involved in such a despicable activity.’

However, the creators remain unapologetic. Eli Halpern, 27, project leader of the British version, said: ‘One card is “Queen Elizabeth’s immaculate a***”. That was our mission statement, to take the most sacred thing in the UK and tarnish it.
Reality television show star Jade Goody, who died from cancer, is also a target in the 'offensive' game

Reality television show star Jade Goody, who died from cancer, is also a target in the 'offensive' game

‘The British have a different humour from Americans. We sent a survey out on the internet with a list of the US cards and asked people to cross out the ones they didn’t understand. Then I had meetings in pubs to discuss the cards we should include in the British version.

‘Hillsborough seemed fair game because it was historic. When we were testing that card we never hit a raw nerve or got any complaints.’

Cards Against Humanity was invented by eight childhood friends from Chicago in 2009. Fellow inventor Ben Hantoot said: ‘We had no idea how it would take off. This was a game we made up on New Year’s Eve to entertain ourselves.’

The UK version also includes references to David Cameron and Ed Balls, J. K. Rowling, Boris Johnson and England’s dislike of ‘the bloody Welsh’.

Mr Hantoot said: ‘We’ve not had to withdraw any cards. “Jade Goody’s cancerous remains” is a cringer which came up during one of our play tests and remains one of the most popular cards.

‘Madeleine McCann was the riskiest one because we don’t have anything like that in the US version. That was the untested one but people love it. Our goal is to be as funny as possible and sometimes things that are really offensive are also really funny.’

The eight inventors of the game are all now reportedly millionaires

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Post  margaret on Sun 18 May - 15:39

I hope they don't sell a single game, evil pigs.

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Post  wantthetruth on Sun 18 May - 17:16

who the hell would buy such a game????   

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Post  tanszi on Sun 18 May - 17:28

well if theyre all millionaires now as the article says, it seems theres a lot of people of there who like that kind of thing.

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Post  fred on Sun 18 May - 19:31

My attitude is , if you don't like it don't buy it! Couldn't care less!

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Post  Guest on Sun 18 May - 20:54

And now loads of people probably will buy it, just to see what all the fuss is about. well done Clarence!   

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Post  tanszi on Sun 18 May - 23:49

that's probably true Iris imo.

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Post  jinvta on Mon 19 May - 2:33

fred wrote:My attitude is , if you don't like it don't buy it! Couldn't care less!

Mine too! What people do in private is their own business as long as it is not illegal or hurting anyone.

However, it would have been really funny if the card was Kate and Gerry McCann or Clarence Mitchell rather than Madeleine.

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Post  kitti on Mon 19 May - 6:01

Unfortunately clarrie...you don't own America.



And the people that have been the most offensive to Madeleines memory are...

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Post  AnnaEsse on Mon 19 May - 6:36

Iris wrote:And now loads of people probably will buy it,  just to see what all the fuss is about.   well done Clarence!   

I think you're right, Iris. This game has been given brilliant, free, international publicity.

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Post  weissnicht on Mon 19 May - 8:11

Iris wrote:And now loads of people probably will buy it,  just to see what all the fuss is about.   well done Clarence!   
Yes.

And it shows, the disgusting game made to the press only because of mccanns. UK press doesn't care about the other victims.

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Post  Panda on Mon 19 May - 8:25


Cards Against Humanity was invented by eight childhood friends from Chicago in 2009. Fellow inventor Ben Hantoot said: ‘We had no idea how it would take off. This was a game we made up on New Year’s Eve to entertain ourselves.’


What does this say about the mentality of the Inventors.???

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Post  kitti on Mon 19 May - 9:25

Same mentality off the mccanns...



I object to Madeleine being made a mockery off but who is to blame for this..

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Post  Panda on Mon 19 May - 9:33

kitti wrote:Same mentality off the mccanns...



I object to Madeleine being made a mockery off but who is to blame for this..

I don't think even the McCanns would be so crass. kitti.  

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Post  kitti on Mon 19 May - 9:55

No, they just create a fund and pay their mortgage.

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Post  wjk on Mon 19 May - 10:12

Suing everyone who doesn't agree with their mantra is crass, using a 'fund' donated by old and young alike, to pay off 2 months mortgage is crass, using the 'fund' donated to find Madeleine to 'support the wider McCann family' is crass. There are many more examples of their crassness, but I don't need to list them, we all know. Infact, I don't think I can think of any other family who are more crass than the McCanns!

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Post  mara thon on Mon 19 May - 15:03

Panda wrote:
kitti wrote:Same mentality off the mccanns...



I object to Madeleine being made a mockery off but who is to blame for this..

I don't think even the McCanns would be so crass. kitti.  

If the McCanns saw money in it they would have been the first to come up with the idea.

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Post  Panda on Mon 19 May - 15:16

mara thon wrote:
Panda wrote:
kitti wrote:Same mentality off the mccanns...



I object to Madeleine being made a mockery off but who is to blame for this..

I don't think even the McCanns would be so crass. kitti.  

If the McCanns saw money in it they would have been the first to come up with the idea.

We are all discussing this , but what the White card said about Madeleine is not even mentioned , so we don't know what was written.

I wouldn't play the game anyway.  

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Post  wjk on Mon 19 May - 15:29

I don't want to speak for everyone else but I imagine most of us here wouldn't play the game. But it doesn't mean we think the McCanns haven't stooped to the same level of crassness (or worse) as the makers of these cards.

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Post  kathybelle on Mon 19 May - 15:45

As far as I am concerned, the McCanns are viler than the vile people who play this crass card game. Not only are the McCanns responsible, for whatever happened to Madeleine, they sullied the memory of Madeleine, when they used her as a cash cow, to raise money for themselves their family, their dodgy detectives and Clarence Mitchell.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the McCanns are not good enough, to share accommodation, with sewer rats. I despise the McCanns and anyone who sees fit to support them in any way they can.    



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Post  Panda on Mon 19 May - 15:47

wjk wrote:I don't want to speak for everyone else but I imagine most of us here wouldn't play the game. But it doesn't mean we think the McCanns haven't stooped to the same level of crassness (or worse) as the makers of these cards.

Hi wjk, It would have been nice to read what was said about Madeleine and how did Clarence get to know of it???

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Post  wjk on Mon 19 May - 16:11

I wouldn't want to read what is on those cards.
I think if I did, I would be horrified/disgusted/sad etc, the same as I have been reading and hearing a lot of what the McCanns have said and done since Madeleine disappeared.

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Post  Lioned on Mon 19 May - 16:20

kathybelle wrote:As far as I am concerned, the McCanns are viler than the vile people who play this crass card game. Not only are the McCanns responsible, for whatever happened to Madeleine, they sullied the memory of Madeleine, when they used her as a cash cow, to raise money for themselves their family, their dodgy detectives and Clarence Mitchell.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the McCanns are not good enough, to share accommodation, with sewer rats. I despise the McCanns and anyone who sees fit to support them in any way they can.    



My opinion of them is even worse than that !

I wouldn't want to insult my rat.


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Post  Panda on Mon 19 May - 16:21

wjk wrote:I wouldn't want to read what is on those cards.
I think if I did, I would be horrified/disgusted/sad etc, the same as I have been reading and hearing a lot of what the McCanns have said and done since Madeleine disappeared.

I would like to know how Clarence got to hear of this game ,also, I would like to read the card because we really only have his word about how obnoxious the card is...know what I mean. ?? The one about the Queen is quite mild.

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