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1) I'm angry because I was hoping Hey Hey would just disappear now, but this has bought it to attention.

2) There's no difference between racially insensitive and racist. They're just as bad as each other and this skit was both.

3) Shame on the guys for a) thinking that their act was funny and b) for the Hey Hey producers letting the act go on. I don't care if they did it 20 years ago. It was wrong then and is especially so today.

4) How quickly people forget. Anyone care to bring up the Harbhajan Singh/Andrew Symonds "monkey" controversy or the prior problems Symo had in India? Indians were knocked pillar to post for saying "monkey" was in no way a racist term, when we all knew different. Now that the shoe's on the other foot, people are claiming the yanks to get over it. Interesting.

5) Shame on anyone who thinks this is a storm in a teacup. What society do we live in when this type of behaviour is either excused or tolerated. How ignorant must we be to not know that 'blackface' is a vile act and the reminder of a bygone era where racism was just allowed, it was indoctrined into society.
 

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Nice to see Joy Behar is still as ignorant as ever. She said "The Aborigines, they don't treat them very well."

That woman obviously knows absolutely nothing about human rights in modern day Australia...
It wouldn't surprise me if she didn't know who the current prime minister is, or what the capital city of Australia is. :rolleyes:
They seriously think Australia is just a place of desert plains - one of the articles referred to Australia as "kangaroo land".

It would probably help if these US commentators knew the full story though. They seem to think this was some sort of comedy skit when it was simply an America's Got Talent-style sing and dance routine, which explains why it wasn't funny.

Bill O'Reilly also said it was 5 white guys performing which isn't true - they were of varying multi-cultural backgrounds. That doesn't excuse things, but if Australia was as racist as the US make out they wouldn't have tolerated "non-whites" being in the studio ;)

Interesting to know what would happen if the performers wore masks of each member of the Jackson 5 instead of painting their faces black.
 

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5) Shame on anyone who thinks this is a storm in a teacup. What society do we live in when this type of behaviour is either excused or tolerated. How ignorant must we be to not know that 'blackface' is a vile act and the reminder of a bygone era where racism was just allowed, it was indoctrined into society.
Harry Hypocrite spoke his mind and Darryl apologised, now way the issue was big enough to go global and dominate the news for 3 days with people in other countries claiming the whole of Australia to be racist when the intentions were light hearted and not meant to be racist in the first place.
 

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How f*n stupid.... GO are showing both shows back to back Saturday night. Thats 6 hours of Hey Hey:confused: Have they lost the plot:confused:

Wait a week show one EP then in two weeks show the other. Fair dinkum they are clowns:thumbsdown:
 

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Mant, what did she say:confused:
Can't say verbatim, but the gist of it was, the other three panelists were bagging it & Australia as a whole, bringing our treatment of Aboriginals into it. Whoopi butted in & said that we have a different culture & way of looking at things & she doubted it had racist overtones, just a comedic tribute to the Jackson Five & was OK.
 

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Can't say verbatim, but the gist of it was, the other three panelists were bagging it & Australia as a whole, bringing our treatment of Aboriginals into it. Whoopi butted in & said that we have a different culture & way of looking at things & she doubted it had racist overtones, just a comedic tribute to the Jackson Five & was OK.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPNiEKcka_w

Look out how we treated of Aboriginals?

Wow, maybe she'll be so kind next time and give us our some tips on how to treat indigenous people. Americans were very good at it I hear. :thumbsu:
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPNiEKcka_w

Look out how we treated of Aboriginals?

Wow, maybe she'll be so kind next time and give us our some tips on how to treat indigenous people. Americans were very good at it I hear. :thumbsu:
It's a pity you don't have a video link to the next bit of that segment, that was on CH7 news, showed where she defended Australia & the act as non racist.
 

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Surely for an individual or an act to be called racist there must be some underlying intent.

What was the intent of the red faces performance?

I thought their intent was to mock someone who had changed their appearance significantly over the years, not to mock the colour of black people.
 

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Surely for an individual or an act to be called racist there must be some underlying intent.

What was the intent of the red faces performance?

I thought their intent was to mock someone who had changed their appearance significantly over the years, not to mock the colour of black people.

Yep, it was sending up a celeb who was obsessed with changing his appearance, nothing to do with racism.

I'm well known as a lefty on BF, yet I didn't see anything wrong with it.

Mind you I didn't watch the show, as I got sick of it ages ago, just going by the video I have seen of the incident.
 

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The thing that gets me is the UK and USA are more than happy to confront racism in australia, half the world away from there own little bubble of a world and where they know there isn't going to be any backlash or sensitivity amongst their follow countrymen.

Blacking up still happens in the USA and UK and they are just deflecting by focussing on 1 aussie incidence. They need to grow a pair and take a good hard look at them selves. Here is a couple of UK clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrGJRCb0d0I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gjhQLlP6Ng

And as for "hey, hey, no show" in the states, obviously doesn't watch SNL where a comedian wore make-up to impersonate Barrack Obama. Or Sarah Silvermans show where she did a skit in blackface. Or the one i find most offensive:
http://www.hecklerspray.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/jolie-pearl.jpg

There aren't too many leading roles for dark skinned women in hollywood and when one comes along it goes to ANGELINA JOLIE IN MAKE UP!

But you won't see that on The View or any 24hr cable news networks.
 

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The worst part about the overseas "critics" having a go at this is they don't understand Hey Hey Its Saturday, its humour etc. If they watched the full show, someone would be offended because they all take pot shots at each other.
 

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30 Rock, one of America's most popular programs, had Jane Krakowski wear full 'blackface' makeup and impersonate a black man during season three.

Not a word was said about it.
 

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How f*n stupid.... GO are showing both shows back to back Saturday night. Thats 6 hours of Hey Hey:confused: Have they lost the plot:confused:

Wait a week show one EP then in two weeks show the other. Fair dinkum they are clowns:thumbsdown:
Yep, very stupid. For the people that missed both episodes and want to see them, they expect them to watch it all in one go?

Who's that chick on the Plucka Duck segment?
 

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