Twitter outraged after BBC Newsbeat asks if black people like fried chicken more than others

Twitter outraged after BBC Newsbeat posts a video asking if black people liked fried chicken more than others

British Broadcasting Corporation

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The BBC has been embroiled in a firestorm after it posted a video online asking "Black people and fried chicken - is there any truth in it?"

The corporation put the video on Newsbeat's Twitter feed - on the last day of Black History Month - to promote a documentary about racism faced by black people in Britain today.

The tagline 'Black people and fried chicken - is there any truth in it?', which accompanied the clip, was later removed.

The video was later reposted with a change in accompanying text, stating: "We're talking about being black and British, the stereotypes you might face, like this one?"

But it was too late - a flurry of angry tweets have already accused the BBC of racism. 

 

 

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