The Goes Fallacious Present Christmas particular was hit with complaints (Image: BBC)
The BBC has defended The Goes Fallacious Present Christmas particular after it was hit with complaints from viewers.
The half-hour festive play aired final week and noticed a gaggle of ‘beginner actors’ current their tackle the nativity, nonetheless, some viewers blasted it as ‘offensive’ and ‘an insult to the Christian faith’.
Forward of its broadcast, the official synopsis teased ‘the angel Gabriel develops a firework obsession, a donkey-actor argument resulted in pointless nudity, and there may be manner an excessive amount of fireplace.’
Whereas the BBC didn’t publish the character of the complaints, the company argued that it’s ‘inevitable that some facets of our programmes will sometimes strike some in our viewers as inappropriate’.
‘This programme follows the fictional Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they try to placed on a wide range of performs, all the time with disastrous and comedic outcomes,’ the BBC stated in a press release.
‘On this Christmas particular, the troupe carried out the Nativity, with the same old technical hiccups and blunders that viewers of the programme would count on.’
The Angel Gabriel branding a fireplace extinguisher (Image: BBC)
‘Whereas it’s by no means our intention to offend or upset our viewers with what we present, it’s maybe inevitable that some facets of our programmes will sometimes strike some in our viewers as inappropriate,’ the assertion continued.
‘That is particularly so inside comedy; one of the crucial subjective areas of programming.
‘Our Editorial Tips uphold the correct to freedom of expression and the correct of programme-makers to incorporate materials which some members of the viewers could discover inappropriate or offensive.
‘Nonetheless, we’re all the time very aware of how jokes would possibly resonate with these with direct expertise of the themes we cowl, and we by no means got down to mock or undermine their beliefs and experiences.’
The BBC’s feedback come after some viewers blasted the Christmas particular on social media.
‘The Goes Fallacious Present: The Nativity @bbc canned laughter, not humorous, so offensive to hundreds of thousands of Christians throughout London,’ wrote one. ‘You disgusting company of pigs. Hope you come crashing down very quickly you woke scum.’
‘The Goes Fallacious Present tonight in BBC 1 – appalling and an insult to the Christian faith,’ added one other.
The Goes Fallacious Present: The Nativity is out there to stream on BBC iPlayer.