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BBC hit with 1,305 complaints about Frankie Boyle’s New World Order after ‘kill white people’ row

'offensive humour'

FRANKIE Boyle’s New World Order sparked 1,305 complaints to the BBC.

Fuming viewers hit back after black comedian Sophie Duker joked about killing white people on the show.

The channel was bombarded with complaints over the "offensive humour".

But the Beeb has stood by the 30-year-old, describing her as "talented comedian" who will be welcomed back onto the show.

Responding to the issue, a BBC spokesman said: "Frankie Boyle's New World Order was shown after 10pm and its content is within audience expectations for a post-watershed, topical, satirical programme from a comedian whose style and tone are well-established.

"Every week on the show Frankie puts forward a number of topics for debate, this episode was no different.

"Sophie Duker is a talented comedian and a regular panellist on Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, and we look forward to continue working with her at the BBC."

The guests were discussing whether the Black Lives Matter movement "glosses over the complexities of a world where we all need to come together and kill whitey".

Boyle then played a clip of black author James Baldwin talking about "black power" in an interview on the Dick Cavett Show in the 1970s.

Responding to the clip, Duker branded the terms "white power" and "black power" "capitalist myths".

She continued: "White power is Trump Tower but when we say we want to kill whitey, we don't really mean we want to kill whitey".

The comedian then quipped "we do" as the panel and audience burst into laughter.

But the remark sparked outrage on social media - with many viewers blasting the BBC.

The BBC has come under fire recently after scrapping plans to sing Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope of Glory at the Last Night of the Proms.

The broadcaster axed the singing of the historic tunes over their perceived links to colonialism and slavery but later reversed their decision after a public outcry.

Fury as comedian Sophie Duker jokes about killing white people on Frankie Boyle show

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