SCANDAL-HIT Glasgow comedian Janey Godley has been dropped from a second ad campaign over her string of offensive tweets.
Bosses at Scottish Government funded Zero Waste Scotland confirmed they were “in the process of removing” content featuring Ms Godley after messages about black and disabled people were flagged up.
The East End comedian was paid by the firm to front an anti-litter campaign on the back of her online popularity for producing spoof voiceovers of Nicola Sturgeon’s pandemic briefings.
Today a Zero Waste Scotland spokesperson said:“This year, we brought back our successful anti-litter campaign, Scotland is Stunning – Let’s Keep it that Way, in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Scottish Government. The campaign reached out to Scots enjoying themselves in our great outdoors and encouraged them to bin their litter or take it home.
“Janey Godley provided voiceovers for two radio and online adverts. This phase of the campaign has now finished so the adverts will not be used again. We are in the process of removing the online adverts.
“Zero Waste Scotland doesn’t condone or excuse these offensive tweets from Ms Godley, for which she has rightly apologised.”
Earlier this morning the First Minister had broken her silence on the issue, calling the comments “completely out of order” and “unacceptable.”
Speaking on Good Morning Scotland, Ms Sturgeon said: “Janey has apologised, I think she’s been pretty straight forward and dignified in her apology.
“She’s a comedian, she said so herself she thought that gave her licence to say things that she now accepts that were completely out of order and unacceptable.
“I know that when people make mistakes, the climate we live in these days is pretty unforgiving.”