Netflix Removes ‘Little Britain’ From Streaming Service Over Use of Blackface
Little Britain, a UK comedy show, has been removed from Netflix and the BBC over the use of blackface.
The sketch comedy show debuted in 2003 and starred Matt Lucas and David Walliams. Little Britain USA debuted in 2008.
Walliams played a recurring character, Desiree DeVere, on the show, where he wore blackface.
Lucas and Walliams’ Come Fly With Me was also pulled from the streaming service and in that special, Lucas wore blackface while portraying a character named Precious Little.
“There’s a lot of historical programming available on BBC iPlayer, which we regularly review,” a spokesperson for the BBC told THR. “Times have changed since Little Britain first aired so it is not currently available on BBC iPlayer.”
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