BBC axes repeats of It Ain’t Half Hot Mum as it’s deemed “too racist”
The PC Brigade – the people who brought you nonsense such as Chalk Board instead of Black Board, and who attempted to have Baa Baa Black Sheep banned in schools – are at it again, and as a result, repeats of classic sitcom It Ain’t Half Hot Mum have been axed by the BBC.
According to the Daily Express, the BBC deemed that the show was “too racist” and have therefore taken off scheduled repeats from all their channels.
The paper adds, “Compliance editors have apparently decided that some of the show’s racially charged jokes are out of step with what is acceptable today.”
A source from the BBC told the paper, “The censors feel the undertone of racism and catty remarks about different races and religions has no place on BBC channels…
“Under the modern [BBC] Trust guidelines it is clear the show doesn’t meet the guidelines given to output controllers and channel heads for presentation of Indian culture.
“When the series was aired in the Seventies it was a different time, and the notions and sympathies of modern cultural Britain were a long way away.”
During the height of its popularity, the show regularly drew audiences of 15 million viewers, and those ratings were similar when it was repeated throughout the ‘80s.
Here’s a reminder of the show…
What’s your take on this story and the larger picture of political correctness?
Personally, I think this is ludicrous, and yet another Nanny State/Big Brother attitude to decision making on behalf of the nation’s collective conscience.
If I was sufficiently concerned about racist content, I simply wouldn’t watch. I don’t need to be dictated to about what’s good – or bad – for me to choose to view.