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Thread #168875   Message #4079226
Posted By: Steve Shaw
11-Nov-20 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: A person of color and a colored person
Subject: RE: BS: A person of color and a colored person
sciencegeek, we had a comedy in the 60s called Till Death Us Do Part, which was a vehicle for ridiculing the bigotry of the main man, Alf Garnett. Unfortunately, many of the more po-faced Brit contingent didn't see the sarcasm, and the programme was often vilified... The "Germans" episode of Fawlty Towers was recently pulled because of the perceived anti-German sentiment expressed by the Major and by Basil which was clearly intended to holds both of them to ridicule. Some things are just too subtle for the stuffy professional offence-takers...