Sunday, October 09, 2016

UK:  Must not imitate black people

In this case the rather gross Diane Abbott

Comedienne Jan Raven mocked the shadow health secretary in a skit on the ITV political show Peston on Sunday, drawing giggles from Labour MP Jess Phillips who remarked "very good".

The short segment also left host Robert Peston - who described it as "uncanny" - and Tory MP Anna Soubry in stitches, but has gone down badly with Mr Corbyn's fiercely loyal supporters on social media.

In it the impressionist imitated Ms Abbott's distinctive voice and delivered a speech chastising Mr Peston and Ms Phillips, urging them to "unite around Jeremy". 

But leading Twitter Corbynista Eoin Clarke immediately leapt upon the clip, which was posted online, claiming that it showed that "trolling black women is still fair game" in the Labour Party.

Replying to the video on the Peston on Sunday Twitter feed other Corbyn supporters also got in on the act, accusing the show of "racism" and decrying the choice of guests as "a room of white liberals".

Notably almost all of the users replying negatively to the tweet did so using anonymous pseudonyms.



Anonymous said...

The professionally offended can always find an excuse for being offended.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals are always finding something to whine about constant WHINE,WHINE,WHINE

stinky said...

Anonymous pseudonyms? Ugh, that stinks.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

I refuse to act like a pavement ape no siree not this defiant old shorebird no way