BBC Yanks Off Six Nations Advert Over ‘Racist’ Content
The BBC has axed a video advertising this weekend’s Six Nations clash between Wales and England following accusations it was racist.
A 30-second film shared on BBC Wales’ social media pages saw a series of Wales fans apparently unable to come up with an answer to the question: ‘What’s good about England?’
Angry social media users branded it “racist” and “embarrassing” and it was promptly taken down by the BBC.
“This was a tongue-in-cheek approach that wasn’t meant to cause offence, but was pulled after not hitting the right note,” the BBC said in a statement.
Some Twitter users disagreed with the decision to drop the video, saying they found it amusing.
BBC Wales regularly broadcasts gently mocking television adverts in the build-up to the Six Nations match between England and Wales, which is one of the highlights of the Welsh sporting calendar.
Wales are hoping to prevent defending champions England from extending their winning run to 16 matches.
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