Stephen Fry is accused of making racist and sexist jokes at dinner at Lord’s Cricket Ground
Stephen Fry has been accused of making racist and sexist jokes at a prestigious dinner at Lord’s cricket ground.
Fry, President of MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club), is said to have implied that female members of the club were absent because they were “shagging”.
The TV presenter and author is also said to have made a joke about Islamist terrorism. An official complaint has been made to Guy Lavender, MCC’s Managing Director. Fry, 65, spoke to a room of 60 members at a £90-a-head dinner last Wednesday.
According to the complaint, Fry said: “I wanted to say ‘Good evening ladies and gentlemen’ but there are no female members present. I assume they’re shagging.’
It is said that four waitresses were present. He then reportedly made a comment about the Allahakbarries, an amateur cricket team founded by Peter Pan author JM Barrie.
According to the complaint, Stephen Fry said: “I wanted to say ‘Good evening ladies and gentlemen’ but there are no female members present. I assume they’re shagging
The complaint states: “He commented that the term ‘Allahu Akbar, when used today, was usually followed by a loud bang.’
Chris Waterman, 75 and a 25-year MCC member, filed his complaint the day after. He told The Mail on Sunday last night: “The MCC is male, pale, frail and stale. I’ve been trying to reform it for eight years.’
His complaint reads: “After the meal, the President called all the waitresses back into the room to thank them.
“I cut him off and asked him if he would apologize for his earlier comments about women and he said, ‘No, I was referring to female members’ and kept talking.”
Mr Waterman, in his complaint about Allahu Akbar’s comment, says: “I’m not sure if there were Muslims in the room, but even if there weren’t, this would not be an acceptable ‘joke’ in 2023.”
Mr Lavender confirmed yesterday that the complaint had been received.
Since becoming President last year, Fry has sought to modernize the MCC, which owns Lord’s and has a global impact on the game of cricket. He has been accused by some members of being too awake in his approach.
Both the MCC and Fry were contacted for comment last night.
Fry, President of MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) was present at a prestigious dinner at Lord’s Cricket Ground
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