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View Bekken's Profile Bekken Flag 14 Jun 20 10.10am Send a Private Message to Bekken Add Bekken as a friend

Ant & Dec and now stars from Little Britain are having to apologise for acting as black or ethnic minorities in their shows for humour purposes.

We all know that the reasons for this arenít racist and that they were simply acting as other characters for humour in disguise. My point is, why are stars having to apologise for wearing black face, with their shows removed from Netflix and the like, whilst those of white origin arent calling for films of the big screen, namely White Chicks, whereby black males play and stereotype white blonde girls to be thick and use this for humour, or White Men Canít Jump inferring that white men canít play basketball.....

This whole thing is getting out of hand. I understand the Black Lives Matter movement and fully agree for the reasons for standing up for Mr Floyd Death for police brutality in America but letís not throw all the $hi7 around and realise that we can both be guilty as each other.
Letís keep the focus on what needs to change and not let the messages we are seeing now, dilute the cause.


Edited by Bekken (14 Jun 2020 10.11am)

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 14 Jun 20 10.15am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

What needs to change exactly? I'm not being aggressive I'm just asking what you think.

Oh and no, comedians can do whatever the feck they want. If people don't like it, don't watch. A comic will have an audience or they won't based upon how funny they are.


Edited by Stirlingsays (14 Jun 2020 10.17am)

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 14 Jun 20 10.16am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Bekken

Ant & Dec and now stars from Little Britain are having to apologise for acting as black or ethnic minorities in their shows for humour purposes.

We all know that the reasons for this arenít racist and that they were simply acting as other characters for humour in disguise. My point is, why are stars having to apologise for wearing black face, with their shows removed from Netflix and the like, whilst those of white origin arent calling for films of the big screen, namely White Chicks, whereby black males play and stereotype white blonde girls to be thick and use this for humour, or White Men Canít Jump inferring that white men canít play basketball.....

This whole thing is getting out of hand. I understand the Black Lives Matter movement and fully agree for the reasons for standing up for Mr Floyd Death for police brutality in America but letís not throw all the $hi7 around and realise that we can both be guilty as each other.
Letís keep the focus on what needs to change and not let the messages we are seeing now, dilute the cause.


Edited by Bekken (14 Jun 2020 10.11am)

Excellent point. Jolly well done.

We are cognizant of the fact that it only works one way.

 

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View Cucking Funt's Profile Cucking Funt Flag Barnard Castle 14 Jun 20 10.31am Send a Private Message to Cucking Funt Add Cucking Funt as a friend

I can't see what these pusillanimous f*ckwits (Ant & Dec, Leigh Francis, Little Britain etc) have to apologise about.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 14 Jun 20 10.58am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

What concerns me more than the high profile blacklisting of films like Gone With The Wind will be the silent blacklisting that you won't hear about.

The BBC for instance will not allow It Aint Arf Hot Mum to be shown on Britbox. How many other shows will fall foul of these silent boycotts, is Allo Allo problematic?.

I agree with Stirlingsays let the public decide if these things are no longer funny or of no interest they will wither away on the vine.

 


One more point

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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 14 Jun 20 11.14am Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

Originally posted by Bekken

Ant & Dec and now stars from Little Britain are having to apologise for acting as black or ethnic minorities in their shows for humour purposes.

We all know that the reasons for this arenít racist and that they were simply acting as other characters for humour in disguise. My point is, why are stars having to apologise for wearing black face, with their shows removed from Netflix and the like, whilst those of white origin arent calling for films of the big screen, namely White Chicks, whereby black males play and stereotype white blonde girls to be thick and use this for humour, or White Men Canít Jump inferring that white men canít play basketball.....

This whole thing is getting out of hand. I understand the Black Lives Matter movement and fully agree for the reasons for standing up for Mr Floyd Death for police brutality in America but letís not throw all the $hi7 around and realise that we can both be guilty as each other.
Letís keep the focus on what needs to change and not let the messages we are seeing now, dilute the cause.


Edited by Bekken (14 Jun 2020 10.11am)

Lots of celebrities bringing up stuff from the past that everyone had forgotten about and gaining exposure to boost their profiles.

Agents, the press, and social media are making a fortune out of this.

Anti-FA and EDL are both using this for recruitment.

Police are getting loads of overtime and to fight groups they hate.

The Chinese are giving wall to wall coverage of the dangers of democracy.

If someone hadn't of eaten a bat we'd all be watching the Euro's right now. Getting along with each other, and celebrities/the press/social media would all be making money of the back of football matches and not divisive hateful politics.

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 14 Jun 20 11.17am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Cucking Funt

I can't see what these pusillanimous f*ckwits (Ant & Dec, Leigh Francis, Little Britain etc) have to apologise about.

For having no spine?

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 14 Jun 20 12.14pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by jeeagles

Lots of celebrities bringing up stuff from the past that everyone had forgotten about and gaining exposure to boost their profiles.

Agents, the press, and social media are making a fortune out of this.

Anti-FA and EDL are both using this for recruitment.

Police are getting loads of overtime and to fight groups they hate.

The Chinese are giving wall to wall coverage of the dangers of democracy.

If someone hadn't of eaten a bat we'd all be watching the Euro's right now. Getting along with each other, and celebrities/the press/social media would all be making money of the back of football matches and not divisive hateful politics.

It's an interesting point. The Chinese have a lot to answer for, but no one is taking them to account - or is going to. There is probably manipulation of media and social media working in their interest too.

 


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All I'll say is where was the outcry when these shows etc first came out??

 


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Originally posted by kennybrowns leftfoot

All I'll say is where was the outcry when these shows etc first came out??

Some of them were sh1t, so I did grumble. Ant and Dec for instance. A cross between a fairground freak show and a Northerners' Working Men's Club.

 


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Originally posted by ASCPFC

It's an interesting point. The Chinese have a lot to answer for, but no one is taking them to account - or is going to. There is probably manipulation of media and social media working in their interest too.

Almost certainly. But everyones too busy finding ways to hate each other to notice.

 

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Originally posted by Badger11

What concerns me more than the high profile blacklisting of films like Gone With The Wind will be the silent blacklisting that you won't hear about.

The BBC for instance will not allow It Aint Arf Hot Mum to be shown on Britbox. How many other shows will fall foul of these silent boycotts, is Allo Allo problematic?.

I agree with Stirlingsays let the public decide if these things are no longer funny or of no interest they will wither away on the vine.

I think the term blacklisted should be blacklisted.

More than that, anyone who has ever been blacklisted should apologise.

 


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