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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.
Edited by Bekken (14 Jun 2020 10.11am)

Who remembers "Let's get cracking with the knacking" on Bo Selecta lol. The whole show was surreal and none of it had anything to do with mocking race.


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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??

To play devils advocate I would say that a moment in time does not reflect perpetuity. That said in the history of comedy, I view it to be a contortion that the likes of Bo Selecta and The Mighty Boosh are seen as displays of racism.

 

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If they use black and Asian actors to play these characters then there would never have been a problem, it would just be people taking the mickey out of themselves instead of being seen as racist and insulting.
There you go, problem solved!

 

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I want to see Lenny Henry stripped of his knighthood for impersonating Frank Spencer.

I'm highly offended.

 

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Originally posted by punksnotdead

If they use black and Asian actors to play these characters then there would never have been a problem, it would just be people taking the mickey out of themselves instead of being seen as racist and insulting.
There you go, problem solved!

If you follow that logic to the end it means that characters can only be portrayed by actors with the same characteristics e.g. a handicapped actor can only play a handicapped character. I thought the point of acting was for the actor to play somebody other than themselves.

 


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View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag Looking into the Future 14 Jun 20 10.14pm Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

I am surprised the ompalomphs are not protesting along with the Wookies and what about those Ewoks Warrick Davis need to apologise sharpish

Edited by Apollofuzz (14 Jun 2020 11.53pm)

 


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And Bugs Bunny isnít even real. They used drawings or something.

 

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Originally posted by martin2412

I want to see Lenny Henry stripped of his knighthood for impersonating Frank Spencer.

I'm highly offended.

And David Bellamy

 


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Originally posted by Badger11

If you follow that logic to the end it means that characters can only be portrayed by actors with the same characteristics e.g. a handicapped actor can only play a handicapped character. I thought the point of acting was for the actor to play somebody other than themselves.

Indeed. I recall reading about David Bowie playing John Merrick in a stage production of 'The Elephant Man' where he conveyed the character's predicament using mime alone. Tell that to today's luvvies!

 


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Originally posted by YT

Indeed. I recall reading about David Bowie playing John Merrick in a stage production of 'The Elephant Man' where he conveyed the character's predicament using mime alone. Tell that to today's luvvies!

I forgot to mention that recently it's not enough to demand that a black person play a black character they have to be the same skin tone as well. A number o black actors have been criticised because they have a lighter skin tone that the real life person they were portraying.

Ad nauseam...

 


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Originally posted by YT

Indeed. I recall reading about David Bowie playing John Merrick in a stage production of 'The Elephant Man' where he conveyed the character's predicament using mime alone. Tell that to today's luvvies!

Talking of 'luvvies', will the likes of Sir Larry(Olivier), Noel Coward et al all have to apologise for playing 'Othello' by that great British Playwright 'Shakespeare'?

 


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Originally posted by eagleman13

Talking of 'luvvies', will the likes of Sir Larry(Olivier), Noel Coward et al all have to apologise for playing 'Othello' by that great British Playwright 'Shakespeare'?

An apology from the grave would be something!

Larry also blacked up as Muhammad Ahmed aka 'The Mahdi' in the 1966 classic movie 'Khartoum'.

 


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