Police target Basil Brush

Discussion in 'U.K.' started by razy, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. razy

    razy Fazed and Contused

  2. phoenix_indigo

    phoenix_indigo dreadfully real

    first it's hard to comment as they didn't actually put in the article what he apparently said.

    if he's just buying clothes pegs from a gypsy woman, what's wrong with that?

    if he said something like "i better count to be sure you gave me the right number of clothes pegs cos you can't trust gypos" then yeah .. that'd be a problem

    so well, what is wrong with protraying gypsy people, as long at it is not associated with a negative stereotype.

    and well to ban Basil Brush from being shown to any kids because of one comment on one episode is rather over the top. just pull the episode and don't show it again! simple explanation. :tongue:
     
  3. lithium

    lithium frogboy

    Political correctness gone mad:hysterica

    Next they'll be complaining about the episode of Lazytown where Sportacus explains that the holocaust didn't actually happen[​IMG]
     
  4. nynysuts

    nynysuts No Gods, No Masters

    He said that he had his fortune told once and a gypsy stole his wallet, if I remember rightly!
     
  5. J0hn

    J0hn Phantom

    Basil had a brush with the law. Boom boom!
     
  6. IlUvMuSIc

    IlUvMuSIc Senior Member

    it was six years ago!! shouldnt they be sorting out the here and now first?
     
  7. Moon_Beam

    Moon_Beam zaboravljas

    Aww poor Basil! This reminds me of that episode of Rainbow - pretty funny!
     
  8. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    are there still people named Basil? i find that shocking.
     
  9. Quoth the Raven

    Quoth the Raven RaveIan

    Hahaha, Basil Brush is a kids programme character.. didn't see any of em, but it seemed fairly harmless really.
     
  10. Finnaz

    Finnaz Champagne Socialist

    Yeah, strange that this is the only complaint of racism that's happened. After all, whenever I've watched it recently (by accident of course) then they basically spend the whole time saying that Indians are tight and they make rancid food. Then again, I suppose having an Indian actor might help actually. Maybe the next 'Mr' character will be 'Mr Browveskichiv' or something to make up for it.
     
  11. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    In many ways it's worse than Holocaust denial. At least there most sensible people will denounce and ridicule right wing extremists and anti-semites. Anti-gypsy prejudice is much subtler and has been ingrained into society, perpetuated by seemingly benign jokes and stereotypes, to the point where it has become a form of legitimised racism.

    Basil Brush should hang. Not only is he a racist and an embarrassment to embarrassing dads everywhere with his abysmal humour, it's well known that he's merely the sober alter ego of the crack fox....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J7_QoRyJ30
     
  12. Finnaz

    Finnaz Champagne Socialist

    His evil cousin does look a LOT like crackfox.
     
  13. J0hn

    J0hn Phantom

    I think Basil should be scourged.
     

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