A Daily Mail columnist has suggested contestants on 'The Great British Bake Off' have been purposefully kicked off in the name of political correctness rather than lack of talent.
Amanda Platell also put forward that the latest evictee from the program would still be on the show if "she’d made a chocolate mosque".
The article states: "Poor Flora wasn't PC enough for Beeb
The Great British Bake Off
"When this series of The Great British Bake Off began, the BBC was proud it was the most inclusive, multi-cultural line-up ever.
"Now we’re down to the final three, it’s certainly a PC triumph. We are left with Muslim mum Nadiya Hussain, gay doctor
"Tamal Ray, and New Man Ian Cumming. Poor Flora Shedden never stood a chance. She was far too middle class — and was booted off this week after her chocolate carousel was deemed sub-standard.
"Perhaps if she’d made a chocolate mosque, she’d have stood a better chance."
Well of course she'd have stood a better chance if she'd made a chocolate mosque, LOOK AT IT pic.twitter.com/p6O8hTXyps
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) October 3, 2015
Unsurprisingly, people took issue with the post.
COLUMN: Amanda Platell here, representing the finest casual, trolling racism the Daily Mail has to offer… pic.twitter.com/VFvA8cs3lH
— The DM Reporter (@DMReporter) October 3, 2015
Tosh from Amanda Platell in the Mail complaining that white middle-class Flora not in final of #GBBO whilst Muslims, gays and "new men" are
— FashionShark (@WTF_EEK) October 3, 2015
Nauseated by Mail where Amanda Platell says Flora kicked out of #GBBO for being too posh & would have survived if made a chocolate mosque
— Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) October 3, 2015
How can you possibly watch GBBO and jump to the conclusion that Amanda Platell has? https://t.co/TXGEeHC7GJ
— Ian Diley (@IanDileyPH) October 3, 2015
You have to admire Amanda Platell. Not many people could fit racism, sexism *and* homophobia in to one 100 word article but she managed it.
— Woodo79 Reloaded (@RetroAperture) October 3, 2015
— Alan (@AlanLewis05) October 4, 2015
— Rory Jiwani (@roryjiwani) October 4, 2015
— Vera, Wang Princess (@JoeTheDough) October 4, 2015
Racist, Homophobic, Islamophobic; Penned by the noxious Amanda Platell and published in the Daily Mail. https://t.co/riRJroPCMo
— Fiona Fairweather (@FFairweather) October 4, 2015
— Helen Hallam (@helen_hallam) October 4, 2015