The British public has been forced to acknowledge the darker, racist side of history. But what happens next? Timi Sotire writes.
British comedies are coming under increased scrutiny for their portrayal of Black people. Little Britain, The Mighty Boosh and Bo’ Selecta! have been removed from streaming services. But this isn't the only trope that comedies in recent decades have used in their portrayal of Black and minority ethnic people. We spoke to comedian and journalist Ava Vidal about these recent events.
The duo – who also performed in blackface in their show Come Fly With Me – posted identical statements on Twitter.
The move follows the streaming giant's decision to pull Little Britain from its service.
The show is no longer available to stream on the BBC iPlayer, BritBox or Netflix.
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The BBC's fundraising show saw the return of Little Britain and The Vicar Of Dibley.
This week in the world of entertainment, Matt Lucas was announced as the new host of The Great British Bake Off, alongside rumours of a Little Britain return. Naomi Campbell is taking no chances in the hazmat suit she’s travelling in, fake stories about Les Dennis have shown the creativity of the nation on Twitter and a dog called Maisie relieved herself on her Crufts victory lap.
"Oh man I love the cake!"
The Little Britain star will be joining Noel Fielding in the tent, replacing Sandi Toksvig.