Fry show cut after Japanese A-bomb joke

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The Independent Online

Stephen Fry has been forced to withdraw from filming the BBC series Planet Word in Japan after an outcry over jokes on his QI television show about a man who survived both atomic bombings in 1945.

Fry was expected to arrive in Japan this week for filming on the documentary about the Japanese language. But the trip was cancelled amid threats after he described Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who died last year, as "the unluckiest man in the world".

The QI panel made jokes about Yamaguchi being able to use a train despite the "wrong kind of bomb".

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