Jess McCabe // 14 October 2008
The Harry and Paul show is under fire, after it ran a sketch which revolved around encouraging a man to “mount” a Filipina maid.
Really, I’m not going to attempt to describe the sketch, but you can see it here:
The BBC (yes, reporting on itself!) says:
A petition organised by the Philippine Foundation called for the “re-education” of the BBC.
It said: “This particular sketch is completely disgraceful, distasteful and a great example of gutter humour.”
It accused the BBC and the show of “inciting stereotyped racial discrimination, vulgarity and violation of the maid’s human rights”.
The sketch was “tantamount to racism and [the] worst sexual abuse and exploitation of the hapless young Filipina domestic worker employee,” it added.
The petition had received 328 signatures by midday on Tuesday.