‘Racist’ BBC alter fried chicken post

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THE BBC has been ac­cused of racism 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.

The video was later re­posted with a change in ac­com­pa­ny­ing text.

Ellen @tu­p­lan­dia wrote: “Are you go­ing to apol­o­gise for your pre­vi­ous headlines?”

And @su­san1878 wrote: “This is of­fen­sive and racist.”

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