Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow has irked racists (Picture: ITV)
Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow has actually sparked Ofcom complaints after racist viewers blasted the latest episode for having a ‘lack of diversity’ for welcoming an all-Black panel.
On Saturday, the presenter introduced three teams of Black contestants to play a rebooted version of Michael Barrymore’s Strike it Lucky, with all six participants hoping to win big money prizes, naturally.
During the episode, however, a number of racists crawled out of the woodwork and flooded social media that God forbid, there were no white players.
There were also several fans who defended the show and called out the racist trolls.
‘Knew Alan Carr’s Epic Game show would have the fragile white people up in arms that all the contestants are black (which I think is great btw!),’ wrote one. ‘Keep it up @itv. The more we normalise this, the more we can tackle racism head on.’
‘What? Why are people complaining about a black family being on Alan Carr’s game show? Not everyone’s white in this world. Also, IT. IS. A. GAME. SHOW. Why should it even matter?’ another added.
Racist viewers were triggered by Saturday’s episode (Picture: ITV)
A third raged: ‘Would anyone be bothered if all contestants on Alan Carr’s Gameshow was all white??? No!!!! So what’s the problem off all been black? About time Twitter stamped on racism once and for all.’
Television watchdog Ofcom has reported that 190 people complained about Saturday’s episode of Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow over the ethnicity of the contestants.
This isn’t the first time racists have flocked to Ofcom in recent months.
In September, Diversity performed a Black Lives Matter-inspired dance echoing the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, while other dancers performed with police riot shields.
It sparked more than 24,000 complaints to Ofcom but the broadcasting watchdog said it would not investigate the incident and ITV praised the dance troupe for their ‘authentic, heartfelt’ routine.
Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow airs Saturdays at 7.30pm on ITV.