“Not suitable for younger viewers” – Some Father Ted episodes branded as “racist”, issuing “race warnings” before episodes are played – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

“Not suitable for younger viewers” – Some Father Ted episodes branded as “racist”, issuing “race warnings” before episodes are played




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Some Father Ted episodes branded as “racist” by Channel 4 issue “race warnings” before episodes are played on their streaming platform. The TV station also warns Father Ted episodes are not “suitable for younger viewers”

Channel 4’s All4 streaming service has started to issue race warnings on some Father Ted episodes, telling their viewers: “This episode … contains language and racial impersonation which some viewers may find offensive.”

One Father Ted sketch shows a priest in blackface pretending to be The Supremes for a talent show. Channel 4 warns: “This episode was made in 1995 and contains a scene of blackface which some viewers may find offensive. This programme isn’t suitable for younger viewers.”

However, in reference to another Father Ted episode starring Chinese actor Ozzie Yue, the actor says the hit1998 episode he starred in is “a classic” and not racist reports the Irish Mirror.
Mr Yue played Sean Yin in the 1998 episode Are You Right There Ted?, said he never had anyone tell him the comedy show was racist.
The episode shows Dermot Morgan’s character mock a Chinese man as the Yin family watches on, landing Father Ted in hot water and being called a racist.

Channel 4’s All4 streaming service tells viewers: “This episode was made in 1998 and contains language and racial impersonation which some viewers may find offensive.”

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