Via The Voice Online
A RACIALLY offensive comedy character is to return to TV screens despite protests.
After a brief suspension, popular Peruvian television station, Frecuencia Latina, has brought back controversial comedy character ‘El Negro Mama’ despite being attacked for being a racist caricature of a black man.
The channel was pressured to take the character off the airwaves after legal threats from African-Peruvian civil rights campaigning group, Lundu, who rallied to get the character, played by Peruvian comedian, Jorge Benavides, taken off screens.
Portrayed as a dim-witted thief, El Negro Mama, is depicted with blackened face and with a large prosthetic nose and lips.
A statement from the channel acknowledged that some viewers would find the character offensive, and agreed to ban the character. However less than four weeks into the ban, TV bosses reinstated Mama due to counter protests. Continue Reading….
TV executives in Peru clearly have no respect for the African-Peruvian population. This is pathetic!