I have had just about enough of the political correctness in the UK, you get a bunch of complainers whinging about something which is intended to be
funny and they censor it, make it illegal, whatever.
Well, now they have gone too far.
Yes, a lot of TV programs that were made in the middle of the 20th century had racism in, sexism, whateverism, and yes, it was funny.
We have moved on from such things now, we know what is right and what is wrong, but that doesn't mean they should censor our past to fit in with
It is the episode of Fawlty Towers best remembered for the line ‘Don’t mention the war’ and John Cleese’s silly walk when impersonating
The references have proved controversial before, but when The Germans was repeated on BBC2 on Sunday evening it wasn’t our European neighbours that
the corporation was worried about offending.
Instead, the episode was edited to omit racist language – only for some viewers to then complain that the BBC was ‘airbrushing history’.
At least the viewers are complaining in defence of the program, but where is this going to end?
Monty Python? [snipped]
The Young ones? [snipped]
There are many British shows, mostly comedies, that could fall under these new rules the BBC are laying out.
Leave things how they are, we are all grown up enough to know the content is wrong, it's still funny though, and it is taken how it is intended, with
a good laugh.
This comment summed it up nicely:
A third viewer wrote: ‘So how sad BBC you have finally succumbed and lost the guts to transmit the episode of Fawlty Towers “The Germans” in
its original form. The major’s speech of his experience of going out with a woman to the Oval is one of the funniest things ever.
‘You edited it because it includes the W-word and the N-word. Let’s face it, the whole episode and much of Fawlty Towers is racist by today’s
standards and misogynistic, but above all it is hilarious.
‘We are all grown up, you know. We, the vast majority of us, can laugh at this without being racists.
‘It’s about time you grew up BBC, and trusted your audience. We know what is acceptable and what is not and what is funny and why, and the fact it
is of a time which is now long past. We understand context, the major is a figure of fun, he doesn’t whip up hatred.’
Gah, should have posted this in the rant forum.
Political correctness kiss my hairy white arse.
on 23/1/13 by woogleuk because: (no reason given)