It was a bit of an off hand remark, but they've blown it a bit out of proportion! good old daily mail.
Possible idea for an episode: A yardie travels up from london and floods Midsomer with high strength skunk, 2 dead. DCI Tom Barnaby faces his biggest challenge to date.
I once went to a very unknown coastal village and there was only one asian man in his shop there. He told me I was the first asian he'd seen there in TWO YEARS!
I remember reading the guy said Causton is meant to be in Slough and you wouldn't be able to see a white face there..
There's nothing wrong with what he said. It's just the way he said it.
Then again I don't think you can really argue that Midsomer represents a typical English village. It must have a higher murder rate than Detroit.
Whatever he said, he shouldn't have been suspended for it. He wasn't racially abusing anyone. He was just telling the truth. Unfortunately we have this stupid culture of political correctness where everyone has to follow the same political line, speak the same newspeak, or else become universally vilified and thrown to the margins of society.
That's what small typical english villages are like. It's not racist as such but he's a bit of a tit for saying it! Probably should have kept it to himself!
I can't think of anything more mind-numbingly boring that 'English culture' tbh - I for one hope that this spells death for Midsomer Murders, not because I'm outraged, but because I don't like **** TV.
Well guess it would be rare for an ethnic minority to live in a small, remote English village.
The poor guy got the sack for reflecting the reality of rural english life.
It's a very insidious way to suppress the expression and representation of a culture, so that more and more people can say "what is englishness anyway" as if it's nothing important just because it's so hard to define.
Basically if you are white now you cant say anything against diversity and multiculturalism or else you get branded a racist and sacked. This is one of the reasons I like far right parties because they are against stuff like this. You just know if this was a non white programme and all characters were non white they wouldnt be criticized.