Where to draw the decency line

It is all a question of taste.

Lauder celebrated another successful Common Riding last weekend, but questions have been asked of a fancy dress entry the previous Wednesday which centred on Jimmy Savile.

If the Twenty10 Club men involved had donned the iconic blonde hair, tracksuit and cigar and dressed as schoolgirls a year before, not an eyebrow would have been raised.

Savile was a favourite of fancy dress events up and down the land, before a TV programme exposed him in September last year for the sexual predator he was.

From that point on, his image changed from lovable kids TV presenter with a daft catchphrase to an evil child abuser.

Yet, Saville was mocked by comics up and down the country. Some laughed, while others were appalled that the late Yorkshireman and his actions would be used in comedy.

But where do you draw the invisible line between free speech and being offensive? What is off-limits and what is not?

For some, the Twenty10 Club float was a satirical swipe, while others took to social media to claim it was over the top and insensitive.

Yet, another subject could result in a complete reverse of opinions – those who thought it was hilarious become horrified, and those previously offended enjoy a chuckle.

Ultimately, everyone has a different answer to the question of taste.