Thursday 26 November 2020

A BBC ruling

We learn today that the BBC has docked comedian Jack Whitehall's Live at the Apollo routine about dwarfs...from 2009...after two grumpy people complained. 

The BBC, clearly not happy about his antique comedic turn either, ruled that, although audiences aren't dopey and know all about Jack Whitehall’s slightly bashful stage persona, it is not OK "to take a stereotypical view of dwarfism itself".

It won't be re-broadcast. 

However sleepy you're feeling tonight, this ruling is clearly not to be sneezed at: It's a serious sign of where the BBC is these days. 

"We must be aware that audiences may find casual or purposeless stereotypes to be offensive", it says.

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