Saturday, 19 July 2008

"Neighbours" too white for PC Thought Police

Thanks to Fredbarbarossa for this link

"HIT Australian TV soap Neighbours has been branded “too white” by black and Asian viewers in Britain. A report by the nation’s racial equality chief found many ethnic viewers felt were under-represented in some of Britain’s most popular shows.

Neighbours, which is screened on the Five network, and the BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley starring Dawn French were singled out for being “all white”. Other popular soaps including the BBC’s Eastenders and ITV’s Coronation Street also came under attack for including stereotypical characters such as Asian shopkeepers and black single mums.

However reality TV shows including the X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing were commended because people who appeared on those shows were defined by their talent not their ethnicity.

Equality and Human Rights Commission chairman Trevor Phillips said many of Britain’s major broadcasters remained “hideously white” when choosing programs."

Don't you just love that? These people, including the 'hideously black' Trevor Phillips, inveigle their way into Britain, and, securely embedded in the social welfare system or some useless government quango, proceed to lay down the law about what we should watch.

Well, I've got a solution. Why not have a program set in South London about knife-wielding gangs? Plenty of blacks in that, I'd say. The only whites appearing would be the police, medical staff - and the victims.

3 comments:

mariner said...

One has only to look at "London's most wanted" or any other city's most wanted to see how true that is.

Anonymous said...

well said, Savant, well said!

Rhein said...

"Neighbours, which is screened on the Five network, and the BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley starring Dawn French were singled out for being “all white”."

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Dawn french is a mudshark so she doesn't really qualify as white.

I swear if i ever hear a non-white using the word "hideously white" in front of me there will be such hell he/she will not forget that day.