A leading, English-only, British satire website has announced the end of its "Upright Walking Gorilla Write Your Own Caption" contest, because of all of the bigoted jokes submitted by readers.
"We thought that it would be fun to see what jokes our readers would come up with," announced the website. "Who knew our readers were such racist a--holes?"
The contest featured a short video of Ambam, a 485-pound Western lowland gorilla who strolls around the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park on his two feet, upright, like a human.
According to Phil McCrackup, the park's gorilla keeper, Ambam might walk upright to get a height advantage to look over the wall to watch for feeding time. Either that, or he's just a shrewd self-promoter: Videos of Ambam walking have captured YouTube's attention, with more than 1 million views.
Some of the jokes that the website found to be objectionable were:
"It walks like that to keep Tom Cruise from jumping on it's sofa again."
"My fellow Americans..."
"You maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
They're evolving! Next they'll be stealing our women and taking our jobs!
The Miami Heat just signed him. And then they found out he wasn't Patrick Ewing./strong]
That's amazing. I heard he's already a drug addict and is on parole.
Give him a bar of chocolate and he'll do a drum solo!!