Lammy get's his way

Aituk7

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Comic Relief to curb celebrity appeals

Comic Relief to cut back on celebrity appeals after Stacey Dooley row

The charity's co-founder, screenwriter Richard Curtis, told MPs TV appeals "will be heading in the direction of not using" celebrities abroad.

He said they would be "very careful to give voices to people" who live there.

MP David Lammy, who had criticised the Dooley film, praised the plan to move away from "tired, harmful stereotypes".

 

Keawyeds

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The thread on Fundraising Chat was interesting.

It'll be interesting to see who goes and does the promo videos now. If indeed they still do them next time.
I think he had a point, but there's a lot of issues around it. I don't think it was quite as simple as saying ditch the white saviour angle - I'm paraphrasing obviously
 

Aituk7

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The thread on Fundraising Chat was interesting.

It'll be interesting to see who goes and does the promo videos now. If indeed they still do them next time.
I think he had a point, but there's a lot of issues around it. I don't think it was quite as simple as saying ditch the white saviour angle - I'm paraphrasing obviously
I think he was just virtue signalling to a sub set of people who love blaming white people for everything (who are mainly white themselves) and didn't foresee how far this would go.

I saw his interviews after it happened and he was scrambling around to make a salient point at every turn.

The whole point of comic relief is celebrities bring in crowds, people are more likely to watch because celebrities are involved and therefore raise money.

The pigmentation of skin shouldn't matter. There are plenty of things to criticise in the world before celebrities trying to do something for a worthy cause ffs. Sorry.... white celebrities
 

OOOSH YEAH

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Wants scrapping imo. Twats like him going on like that over folk trying to help. It would be amazing if it was cancelled and the statement said ‘yeah Lammy has a point. Maybe we were trying to be something we’re not. From now on we won’t patronise people and we will desist from raising all those hundreds of millions. We’ve enjoyed it, thanks for your support and good luck in the future Africa.’
 

Aituk7

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Directly because of David Lammy I didn’t make any donations to comic relief last time. Wonder how much in total he has cost charity.
How much did you not donate.

On a more serious note, it'd be interesting to see if less people tune in because celebs avoid it as they don't want to be called white saviours or win "rusty radiator" awards... whatever fuckwit presents that. I mean Ed Sheeran trying to raise awareness about the ebola crisis in liberia is now worthy of condemnation aswell :rolleyes:


Wants scrapping imo. Twats like him going on like that over folk trying to help. It would be amazing if it was cancelled and the statement said ‘yeah Lammy has a point. Maybe we were trying to be something we’re not. From now on we won’t patronise people and we will desist from raising all those hundreds of millions. We’ve enjoyed it, thanks for your support and good luck in the future Africa.’
It would be 10x better if they turned round and said David Lammy in our opinion is completely wrong, we don't apologise for the skin colour of our celebrities and back them 100%.
 
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Keawyeds

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Directly because of David Lammy I didn’t make any donations to comic relief last time. Wonder how much in total he has cost charity.
Very little in the grand scheme of things I suspect.
People fundraise for it because they want to support the cause. A lot comes in on the night, but a shedload has been raised before the show goes on the air.
 

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How much did you not donate.

On a more serious note, it'd be interesting to see if less people tune in because celebs avoid it as they don't want to be called white saviours or win "rusty radiator" awards... whatever fuckwit presents that. I mean Ed Sheeran trying to raise awareness about the ebola crisis in liberia is now worthy of condemnation aswell :rolleyes:



It would be 10x better if they turned round and said David Lammy in our opinion is completely wrong, we don't apologise for the skin colour of our celebrities and back them 100%.
Either way he’s a tit. I wish people would stand up to people like him. It was great what happened with Brighton and that tit from Kick Racism out of football. There’s a load of black British blokes on twitter just constantly looking to be offended by something
 

Aituk7

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Kick in the Dooleys


Either way he’s a tit. I wish people would stand up to people like him. It was great what happened with Brighton and that tit from Kick Racism out of football. There’s a load of black British blokes on twitter just constantly looking to be offended by something
Not to cast aspersions but I tend to find it's white people looking for outrage on behalf of somebody else.

What happened with the Brighton thing?
 
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Comic Relief to curb celebrity appeals

Comic Relief to cut back on celebrity appeals after Stacey Dooley row

The charity's co-founder, screenwriter Richard Curtis, told MPs TV appeals "will be heading in the direction of not using" celebrities abroad.

He said they would be "very careful to give voices to people" who live there.

MP David Lammy, who had criticised the Dooley film, praised the plan to move away from "tired, harmful stereotypes".
You’ll like this twitter thread.

Annalisa Toccara on Twitter
 

Keawyeds

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Either way he’s a tit. I wish people would stand up to people like him. It was great what happened with Brighton and that tit from Kick Racism out of football. There’s a load of black British blokes on twitter just constantly looking to be offended by something
By racism? Imagine that.
 

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Not to cast aspersions but I tend to find it's white people looking for outrage on behalf of somebody else.

What happened with the Brighton thing?
Troy Townsend that is a big hitter for them was slavering on for days about Hughtons sacking being racially motivated. Was going on like an absolute tit along with others. Brighton threatened them and they were forced to apologise. Was a disgraceful way to go on and a lot of dickheads were coming out saying the same. Brighton gave him the job and sacked him. How can they be racially prejudice against black people when they were employing a black fella in the first place.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/chris-hughton-sacked-brighton-kick-it-out-apologise-statement-troy-townsend-a8915051.html

By racism? Imagine that.
But if they keep crying wolf they dilute their message. Racism is fucking deplorable and needs highlighting but there are a lot of thick people out there that need to understand what is and isn’t ok to say so to muddy the waters makes it confusing. See cultural appropriation for examples.
 
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Aituk7

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You’ll like this twitter thread.

Annalisa Toccara on Twitter
Very funny

Troy Townsend that is a big hitter for them was slavering on for days about Hughtons sacking being racially motivated. Was going on like an absolute tit along with others. Brighton threatened them and they were forced to apologise. Was a disgraceful way to go on and a lot of dickheads were coming out saying the same. Brighton gave him the job and sacked him. How can they be racially prejudice against black people when they were employing a black fella in the first place.

Kick It Out apologise for claim that Brighton’s decision to sack Chris Hughton was racially motivated


But if they keep crying wolf they dilute their message. Racism is fucking deplorable and needs highlighting but there are a lot of thick people out there that need to understand what is and isn’t ok to say so to muddy the waters makes it confusing. See cultural appropriation for examples.
Seems like something sol campbell would say.
 
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Troy Townsend that is a big hitter for them was slavering on for days about Hughtons sacking being racially motivated. Was going on like an absolute tit along with others. Brighton threatened them and they were forced to apologise. Was a disgraceful way to go on and a lot of dickheads were coming out saying the same. Brighton gave him the job and sacked him. How can they be racially prejudice against black people when they were employing a black fella in the first place.

Kick It Out apologise for claim that Brighton’s decision to sack Chris Hughton was racially motivated


But if they keep crying wolf they dilute their message. Racism is fucking deplorable and needs highlighting but there are a lot of thick people out there that need to understand what is and isn’t ok to say so to muddy the waters makes it confusing. See cultural appropriation for examples.
The digital blackface story was my favourite example of this :lol:
 

Keawyeds

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Troy Townsend that is a big hitter for them was slavering on for days about Hughtons sacking being racially motivated. Was going on like an absolute tit along with others. Brighton threatened them and they were forced to apologise. Was a disgraceful way to go on and a lot of dickheads were coming out saying the same. Brighton gave him the job and sacked him. How can they be racially prejudice against black people when they were employing a black fella in the first place.

Kick It Out apologise for claim that Brighton’s decision to sack Chris Hughton was racially motivated


But if they keep crying wolf they dilute their message. Racism is fucking deplorable and needs highlighting but there are a lot of thick people out there that need to understand what is and isn’t ok to say so to muddy the waters makes it confusing. See cultural appropriation for examples.
I'd have said white people are more prone to Cultural Appropriation - either doing it or pointing it out mind you
 

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I'd have said white people are more prone to Cultural Appropriation - either doing it or pointing it out mind you
Seriously man there’s some idiot people about trying to make out minor events are something they aren’t. There’s a lot of racism about in reality and it needs dealing with. It will never ever stop but giving the likes of Stacey Dooley a hard time is going to piss people off and probably lose the cause some friends. The bloke is an arsehole but because he is black people seem to think everything he says on racism must be right and listened to.
 

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