The Mighty Boosh and The League Of Gents have turn out to be the newest exhibits to be dropped by streaming platforms following criticism over using blackface.

Netflix confirmed to Sky Information that it has taken down each of the comedy exhibits.

NOW TV mentioned The Mighty Boosh was not out there on the platform, and The League Of Gents has been faraway from the service and in addition from Sky.

The characters which have been questioned are the Mighty Boosh’s Spirit of Jazz and The League Of Gents’s Papa Lazarou.

Little Britain has been pulled from BBC iPlayer and Netflix. Pic: BBC

Earlier this week, with Black Lives Matter demonstrations going down around the globe following the loss of life of George Floyd within the US, it emerged that Little Britain had been faraway from streaming websites after coming beneath hearth for its portrayal of black and Asian characters by white stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas.

This included from BBC iPlayer; nonetheless, a BBC spokesman mentioned this choice solely affected Little Britain and never The Mighty Boosh and The League Of Gents.

A number of celebrities have made apologies for earlier behaviour on display screen as Black Lives Matter demonstrations have gathered momentum, with Ant and Dec releasing an announcement on Wednesday about Saturday Night time Take Away sketches through which they darkened their pores and skin and wore prosthetics.

In an announcement on Twitter, the pair wrote: “Throughout previous episodes of Saturday Night time Takeaway we impersonated folks of color within the undercover section of the present.

“We realise that this was flawed and wish to say that we’re sincerely sorry to everybody that we offended.

“We purposely stopped doing this a number of years in the past and positively wouldn’t make these sketches at present.”

The episodes have disappeared from ITV’s on-line catch-up service.

The comedy duo said they are 'sincerely sorry to anyone offended'
Ant and Dec have apologised for earlier use of blackface in Saturday Night time Takeaway

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Debate round movies and TV exhibits and their depictions of race is rising as extra exhibits are faraway from streaming platforms and extra celebrities concern apologies.

Comic Leigh Francis has apologised for “offensive” portrayals of celebrities together with Craig David, Michael Jackson and Trisha Goddard on sketch present Bo’ Selecta, which first aired in 2002.

Nevertheless, former England footballer John Barnes, who skilled incidents of racism throughout his profession, defended Francis’ caricatures, saying they weren’t about race and “not a adverse illustration of black folks”.

“He was being explicit about these explicit folks,” Barnes instructed Sky Information’ Sophy Ridge.

“He did Elton John – are homosexual folks going to be upset as a result of he did a homosexual man?

“If he did a generic black man, like what blackface is… and saying, ‘here is a black man, speaking garbage’ then I might perceive that, however not in the event you’re speaking a few particular individual.”


John Barnes defends comic Leigh Francis

Within the US, actuality TV present Cops has been dropped by its community Paramount and 1939 movie Gone With The Wind has been quickly eliminated by HBO’s new streaming service as a result of it consists of “racist depictions”.

Late evening TV host Jimmy Fallon has additionally apologised for carrying blackface throughout a Saturday Night time Reside (SNL) sketch 20 years in the past.

Protests have taken place throughout the globe following the killing of Mr Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 Could.

The 46-year-old, an unarmed black man, was killed after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for greater than eight minutes as Mr Floyd pleaded that he couldn’t breathe.




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