Watching telly with the Orientalists

gypsy more racist

Orientalism on the TV

This is an article I wrote for the Drouth on the disturbing trend of exploiting traveller communities on TV. I’m glad to say that since this was published Channel 4 had their knuckles rapped for their offensive advertising campaign. The ‘Big Fat Gypsy…’ brand keeps going, however, with recently commissioned docs to focus on the financial well being of this minority group.

First published in Issue 43 of The Drouth


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