Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Thought Police

The long-running TV murder mystery series 'Midsomer Murders' has recently come under fire because it doesn't have any black people in it.

Apparently, not having members of an ethnic minority in your show now means that you are a baby-eating racist.

By the same logic, then, 'The Cosby Show' and 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and virtually every R&B music video ever made, are despicably racist against white people.

Yes, I can imagine white people in 'The Cosby Show'. Let's crowbar them in there, even though there's no relevance to the storyline, even though there's no particular reason for it, even though it goes against the context of the show, just for the sake of keeping the Lefty Thought Police happy.

How about, no, fuck off?

Here's a thought: maybe it doesn't matter what colour your fucking skin is. Can you imagine how people would react if 'Midsomer Murders' was being decried as having too many people with brown hair in it? Or not enough people with green eyes? Or how about if we take it a little further?

What if a TV series was decried for having too many Jews in it?

Who'd be fucking racist then?