2 Broke Girls under fire for casual racism
"She's part Aboriginal but has a great personality" says a punchline in US sitcom.
The episode “And the Fun Factory,” included a male character chatting up an Australian woman online before explaining, “She’s part Aboriginal but has a great personality”, to a friend.
It aired in Australia on Tuesday night.
Social media sites criticised the line, which has now attracted media headlines.
Nine declined to comment.
— Mariko Smith🖤🏛🎤🎶🛶 (@IndigenousX) February 19, 2015
The actual intended landing point of the 2 Broke Girls racist joke, and why it would be funny for their audience, are lost on me.
— Elliott Dunn (@ebie_hd) February 20, 2015
— sendai (@sendai) February 20, 2015
— Un-PresidentTrump (@RegimeChangeNow) February 20, 2015