Peep Present blackface scene faraway from Netflix however stays on C4
A Peep Present scene during which Robert Webb’s character Jez wears blackface make-up has been faraway from Netflix.
However the scene from collection two of the hit sitcom can nonetheless be seen on Channel 4’s streaming service All 4.
Channel Four mentioned it did not suppose “erasing our inventive historical past is a fast repair for the problems affecting our society”.
Within the scene, which additionally options Jez’s girlfriend Nancy (Rachel Blanchard), Jez says: “It simply feels nearly fallacious. Are you certain this is not racist?”
Nancy replies: “We’re breaking a taboo, after all it feels fallacious. We have boundaries to smash, Jeremy.”
The collection initially ran from 2003 to 2015. A spokesperson for the channel mentioned the programmes in its streaming archive span greater than 30 years, and it’s reviewing the best way it handles outdated reveals.
‘A posh challenge’
They mentioned: “Many reveals replicate the time they had been made and a few comprise content material which may now be thought to be inappropriate.
“It’s a complicated challenge significantly when it pertains to programmes that satirised, commented on or challenged a selected second in our tradition that’s not related to audiences right this moment.
“We perceive the sturdy emotions provoked by a few of this content material however we don’t consider that erasing our inventive historical past is a fast repair for the problems affecting our society right this moment.
“Channel Four is dedicated to inclusion and variety and opposes discrimination in any kind and due to this fact, having mirrored deeply on this topic, we’re enterprise a evaluation of the rules governing how we deal with historic programmes throughout our platforms.”
Netflix declined to remark. Many platforms are re-evaluating their choices following mass protests in opposition to racism after the dying of George Floyd in police custody.
Gone With The Wind was quickly faraway from HBO Max, however has now been reinstated alongside a disclaimer saying the Oscar-winning 1939 movie “denies the horrors of slavery”.
UKTV mentioned it might do one thing related with an episode of 1970s comedy Fawlty Towers, re-adding The Germans episode with a warning about “offensive content material and language”.
In the meantime, 30 Rock’s Tina Fey apologised for blackface showing in a number of episodes of the hit sitcom and requested for them to be eliminated.
Matt Lucas and David Walliams apologised for his or her use of blackface after two of their collection, Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, had been faraway from circulation.
Leigh Francis also apologised for utilizing masks to decorate up as black celebrities equivalent to Trisha Goddard, Craig David and Melanie B on the Channel Four present Bo Selecta.
And Ant and Dec have said sorry for impersonating folks of color on Saturday Evening Takeaway.