The worlds of comedy, politics and profanity collided in spectacular fashion on Tuesday after Frankie Boyle branded Nigel Farage a c*** on Twitter.
It all began when the Ukip leader highlighted an article by Andrew Lawrence in which the comedian condemned the "biased BBC" and the comedy shows it produces.
In particular he criticised 'Mock the Week' for its "aging, balding, fat men, ethnic comedians and women-posing-as-comedians, sit congratulating themselves on how enlightened they are about the fact that UKIP are ridiculous and pathetic".
It's rare to find someone so honest in the media, particularly in comedy. This is very interesting: http://t.co/PmGv4plgaS— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) October 27, 2014
Boyle - known for not mincing his words - took the opportunity to voice his take on the matter.
@Nigel_Farage There are a lot of honest people in comedy, which is why they keep calling you a cunt— Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) October 28, 2014
Farage then responded perhaps unaware that many a tweeter has met their doom in trying to take on the ever-so-sharp Glaswegian.
@Nigel_Farage You didn't hear me say it you daft bastard— Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) October 28, 2014
And he wasn't short of support.
Frankie Boyle strikes again - this time his victim is Nigel Farage! Bravo, Frankie! Bravo! pic.twitter.com/G8duoI17i4— Drew McGowan (@TheRealMcGowan) October 28, 2014
Boyle vs Farage. Note "Foul" but honest descriptive language used. pic.twitter.com/khNmn4M5jE— Eddie Briggs (@eddiesurfs) October 28, 2014
Although seem seemed a fan of neither.
Do you think if we pray hard enough, Frankie Boyle and Farage would kill each other?— Mr. Farage Barrett (@ChaosSmurf) October 28, 2014
And some people (and publications) seem to have grasped the wrong end of the stick entirely.
Nigel Farage owns Frankie Boyle on twitter http://t.co/gAau4tLv1P— David Jones (@DavidJo52951945) October 28, 2014
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Earlier in the week, in tweets which have since been deleted, Dara Ó Briain, host of 'Mock the Week' said: "Ah Andrew, great to have you here. We were missing your bitter, self-delusional take on this.
"No-one cares if you have different politics but claiming we just pretend not to agree to get work? Stop kidding yourself.
"Still, I can understand you wouldn't like to have to now actually justify your ridiculous assertions. Easier to post and run... I'll send your best to the women and ethnics. You stay classy."
After a barrage of criticism on Twitter, Lawrence further reiterated his point on his Facebook page.
And then added some clarifications.