To cap off Black History Month in England, the BBC thought it would be a good idea to post a video, that you’ll see below, asking Is it true all black people like chicken?, prompting scores of people to accuse the corporation of racism.
The video, which featured people of various ethnicities answering the question, featured comments including black girls eat chicken because it makes their bum bigger, a claim black people like eating chicken because it isnt as bad for diabetes, which it said is a big thing in a lot of black families, and that it is a stereotype that is true.
You can probably see where this is going.
The BBC Newsbeat Twitter account deleted their first tweet with the video, which read “Black people and fried chickenis there any truth in it?”
But then they sent it out again, only this time with the text, “We’re talking about being black and British and the stereotypes you might face, like this one.”
As you can imagine, it wasn’t well-received.
Read more: http://twentytwowords.com/bbc-actually-aired-this-offensive-segment-on-black-people-and-fried-chicken/