Is Strictly Come Dancing racist?


#1

Don’t have the figures to hand, but going to say “yes”.

Have a poll, but please discuss as well.

  • YES
  • NO

0 voters


#2

Strictly Come Dancing viewers probably are, given the demographic.


#3

not on tellybook. please elaborate a bit please


#4

Never watched it so I’m going to say yes.


#5

racist = bad
strictly come dancing = bad
racist = bad = strictly come dancing
therefore:
strictly come dancing = racist


#6

I didn’t really think at all before I voted. Hope that’s ok.


#7

Seems to be a high incidence of people of colour being voted off before white contestants who are worse dancers (I don’t have the stats though).


#8

is it the general public doing the voting?

actually, I really don’t care either way. sorry


#9

Ended up watching it when visiting my parents last night, it did cross my mind that it seemed pretty racist


#10

I wouldn’t have thought so


#11

Never seen it, but probably. Can someone set out the case for the prosecution please


#12

Louis Smith, Mark Ramprakash and Alesha Dixon are the only three of the 13 winners of Strictly who aren’t white - all three are of mixed race. I think the British (Voting) Public are probably racist in degrees.


#13

This seemed to be the trend on The Apprentice. But I haven’t watched that for few series now. Maybe Siralan getting a Lordship unracisted him.


#14

77% of the winners on Strictly are white
82% of the UK population are white


#15

Louis Smith isn’t much better it seems:


#16

There’s a more nuanced point that I’ve not quite been able to articulate, regarding skin tone and levels of tolerance amongst the GBVP.