David Walliams and Matt Lucas have defended their new UK airport series Come Fly with Me after being accused of racist comedy.
The new show premiered in the UK over Christmas.
Twitter users got stuck into them writing: “Watching replay of Come Fly With Me. Black & White Minstrel Show comes to mind.”
Another viewer remarked: “Come Fly with Me. Weak, uninspired parody that stepped clumsily over the line into overt racism. Stupid and unfunny.”
Matt Lucas responded: “Comedy has a social function and part of that function is to ruffle feathers. But it’s not as scatological as Little Britain. There are no F-words or vomiting or peeing.
“Like in Little Britain we try to reflect, affectionately, the multicultural Britain we love. No offence is intended.”
Source: Digital Spy