Thursday, March 02, 2017
Popular British comedy killed by PC
IT MIGHT’VE scored a number of television revivals and a hit movie, but the creator of Absolutely Fabulous is well and truly done with the show and has finally explained why.
Jennifer Saunders, who built the hit British sitcom from a 1990 sketch she did with fellow comedian Dawn French, said in an interview with The Mirror she’s sick of everyone being so “politically correct”.
“We couldn’t get away with anything. You can’t even get away to be a politically incorrect character, because that is seen as being politically incorrect [sic],” said Saunders.
The sitcom, which first aired in 1992, had a number of revivals and specials since its first episode with the final episode airing in 2012.
Last year, the show received a movie revival which took the show’s creator Jennifer Saunders years to write.
Despite the film being a relative commercial success, the movie came under fire for racism accusations when it was announced Janette Tough, a caucasian comedian, would be playing a Japanese character.
Comedian Margaret Cho hit out at the movie saying they were using ‘yellowface’.
And, it was criticism like that which encouraged Saunders to finally put the much-loved comedy to bed.