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JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Josh posted:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_series_canceled_after_one_episode

And there it goes to be cemented in (Sky) history...

It's been listed on that page since the original suspension 10 days ago.
DO
dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
How many people outside of his fellow white supremacist types knew that certain numbers could have such connotations, prior to this scandal? I certainly didn't. If I'd have seen someone with an "88" tattoo, for example, I'd have assumed that it was e.g. their child's year of birth (or something). Or that they were a fan of the "two fat ladies" bingo call.

Hopefully, the entire production staff of this programme doesn't include any white supremacists. Hence nobody picking up on any possible connotations of his tattoos.


If people have distinctive tattoos visible then the meaning of those should have been given more than a passing glance. It doesn't even need to be things readable in English, if someone has something offensive tattooed on their forehead in a foreign language or script it should be independently verified what the meaning is, not just taking the participant's word for it that it's saying "peace and love to all" and they got it while drunk in holiday.

The 88 on its own I could imagine easily passing a cursory check, but the reason for it doesn't, and then there's the other tattoos which all combine to tell a story that is easily checked with a simple Google search.

This is not a case of production staff not being white supremacists who therefore couldn't notice the references, it's a case of production staff not doing basic checks on their participants.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Update from the presenter


Write that down in your copybook now.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
If it was only the "88" it might have been plausible that it was a naive mistake. But there were others, from what has been reported.


There were several others which correspond to codes used by white supremacists, the chances of him just happening to have them all for difference reasons by chance is slim to zero. Doubly so because we know that he lied about what the meaning of the 88 was.
AD
adamiow
Whilst it might have been too hard to edit him out to make the series run as normal, I'd have thought they could cut it up into something usable with extra voiceover if needed.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Update from the presenter


"editing around him would be pretty much impossible " - I see what you did there, Rick. Very Happy
Hatton Cross, DE88 and Cold Open gave kudos
FL
Flux London London
Whilst it might have been too hard to edit him out to make the series run as normal, I'd have thought they could cut it up into something usable with extra voiceover if needed.


RuPaul’s Drag Race had to do this last season after one of the competitors was disqualified after the season had been shot. It did make for quite an uncomfortable edit with the Queen in question often winning challenges despite hardly featuring in an episode, but I think viewers were very understanding of the situation. It’s a shame they can’t at least replicate that in this situation for the sake of the other contestants.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I suspect if they were a few shows in and viewers felt invested in the show they might have had a different response
Write that down in your copybook now.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
To be honest having been quite keen to watch this and then underwhelmed by the first episode this might be the best outcome.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
CO
Cold Open West Country (East) Points West
Well at least the headlines will write themselves.


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