Britbox puts 'offensive racial stereotyping' warning on pioneering sitcom ...

Britbox puts 'offensive racial stereotyping' warning on pioneering sitcom ...
Britbox puts 'offensive racial stereotyping' warning on pioneering sitcom ...
Britbox puts 'offensive racial stereotyping' warning on pioneering sitcom Desmond's even though it had largely black cast and was created by black writers BBC and ITV service placed warning on one episode called 'Hello Aunty Susu' It said episode 'contains racial stereotyping some viewers may find offensive' Scene, also flagged by Channel 4, contains discussion about hereditary traits It follows warning about 'racist terms' on Sacha Baron Cohen's Da Ali G Show

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Britbox has put an 'offensive racial stereotyping' warning on the pioneering sitcom Desmond's even though it had a largely black cast and was created by black writers.

The BBC and ITV streaming service placed the caution on one episode called 'Hello Aunty Susu', which includes a discussion about hereditary traits.

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Britbox said the episode, which has also been flagged by Channel 4, 'contains racial stereotyping which some viewers may find offensive'. 

It follows the service warning viewers about 'racist terms' on Sacha Baron Cohen's Da Ali G Show, giving a viewer disclaimer for offensive racial imagery in The Good Life and placing a viewer discretion warning on Keeping Up Appearances.

The BBC and ITV streaming service placed the caution on one episode called 'Hello Aunty Susu', which includes a discussion about hereditary traits

The BBC and ITV streaming service placed the caution on one episode called 'Hello Aunty Susu', which includes a discussion about hereditary traits

Britbox said the episode, which has also been flagged by Channel 4, 'contains racial stereotyping which some viewers may find offensive'

Britbox said the episode, which has also been flagged by Channel 4, 'contains racial stereotyping which some viewers may find offensive'

Pioneering and much-loved show that became Channel 4’s longest-running sitcom

Desmond's ran on Channel 4 with 71 episodes airing between 1989 and 1994, attracting millions of viewers and making it the network's longest running sitcom.

Set in a barbershop in Peckham, south London, the comedy show features a predominantly black cast and follows the exploits of the Ambrose family.

It was written by St-Lucia born Trix Worrell, who was once voted one of the '100 Great Black Britons Throughout History'.

He is a BAFTA nominee and won a British Comedy and Royal Television award.

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Alongside Desmond's, Mr Worrell also penned Channel 4's Porkpie and London Weekend Television's What You Looking At. 

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