Harry Enfield ignites uproar with racial slur and defending blackface on BBC Radio 4

6/11/2020 4:36:00 PM

Harry Enfield ignites uproar after using racial slur and defending blackface on Radio 4

Harry Enfield ignites uproar after using racial slur and defending blackface on Radio 4

HARRY ENFIELD has prompted uproar this morning after he defended blackface and used a racial slur live on BBC Radio 4.

(Image: GETTY) Little Britain was removed from all UK streaming platforms this week due to blackface use (Image: BBC) BBC's Nick Robinson loses cool as Tory MP fails to answer key question “I thought, who is my hero? Nelson Mandela - who I had the pleasure of meeting once - and what’s the stereotype of black people? "Well, at the time there was a lot of things in the papers about drugs, so I made him a drug dealer or a pedaller of alcopops for children and things like that, which I thought was so wrong that it was right.supports HTML5 video Harry Enfield has come under fire for using the word ‘c**n’ in an interview defending blackface.Harry Enfield has defended his use of blackface, saying he would like the opportunity to impersonate Rishi Sunak.Show more Fear of becoming homeless is one of the factors that stops women leaving an abusive relationship.

" He also admitted he had no regrets about the decision, adding: “And I wouldn’t do it now, but I don’t think I regret it.” Ava hit back, saying:"If you’re going to do comedy, why wouldn’t you subvert the stereotype, why wouldn’t you challenge it, why would you reinforce it? "Did he play Margaret Thatcher as a hooker? Why did he denigrate the black one?" The comedian later went onto use a racial slur, which prompted further fury from listeners, saying: “Let me tell you, Nick, obviously Al Johnson or GH Elliot, who played the Chocolate Coloured C**n in the 1930s – they perpetuated the myth of the happy negro who was just very happy to sing under the crack of the whip, the American whip or the British imperial bayonet and obviously that’s deeply offensive and always will be.And while arguing his stance with comedian and writer Ava Vidal, the 59-year-old used a racial slur when harking back to older, offensive comedy routines.” Harry Enfield used blackface to play Nelson Mandela in 2007 (Image: BBC) The comedian was most-recently seen on-screen portraying Prince Charles in Channel 4 series The Windsors (Image: Channel 4 ) The host stepped in and pulled Harry up on his offensive terminology.“If Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister I would find it difficult that I would not be allowed to play him because of the colour of his skin.He said: “Just to be clear, Harry, because there will be people offended by that term you just used.Obviously that’s deeply offensive.You’re using it in inverted commas.Lockdown may be lifting at different rates around the UK, but for some people it still may be a long time before they see others from different households and what's more.

Let’s not repeat it, but it’s a term that was used at the time.’ The comic then claimed that he wasn’t happy that he could ‘would not be allowed’ to satirise a non white Prime Minister.“And so I thought, well, who is my hero? Nelson Mandela, who I had the pleasure of meeting once.Harry replied: “Well that was his name on stage.But I’ve played Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, David Cameron – four prime ministers.Say if Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister.Say Rishi Sunak became prime minister, I would find it difficult that I would not be allowed to play him because of the colour of his skin.” Enfield said he had also played an Indian officer in the First World War for a BBC Two history programme.” The host responded:"It’s an interesting point.’ Vidal hit back: ‘I’m sure you can take the mickey out of the Prime Minister without blacking up, if there was a black Prime Minister.She offers hints, guidance and support.

If someone’s Prime Minister, Harry’s got a series, are we really saying he has to book a black or Asian or ethnic minority actor to join him to take the mickey out of the Prime Minister of the day?" DON'T MISS..Claiming he wanted to play his ‘hero’ Mandela by riffing on a stereotype, he said: ‘At the time, there was a lot of things in the paper about drugs, so I made him a drug dealer, or a peddler of alcopops to children and things like that, which I thought was so wrong it was alright.” Enfield debated the issue with Ava Vidal, comedian and writer...To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video ‘I definitely think there should still be a conversation about it.

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Harry Enfield uses racist slur 'c**n' while defending blackface on Radio 4Harry Enfield has come under heavy criticism for using a racial slur while defending blackface comedy. Vidal sounds like a knob Of course they don’t like him because he is funny, if it was the unfunny as fuck Frankie Boyle there would be no problem

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