The vicar scene of Dibley ‘s game Black Lives Matter has more than 200 complaints Ents & Arts News

The BBC has received 266 complaints about Vicar Dibley’s scene showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

In a Christmas special last week, the character of Dawn French took a knee and gave a speech on racism.

The scene shows her preoccupied with a “horror show” George Floyd’s death and Black lives matter movement.

Mr. Floyd was killed in May when a police officer knelt on his neck Minneapolis,, Minnesota, which sparked protests against racism around the world.

The Frenchman, the character of Geraldine Granger, says that Dibley – the fictional village in which the show is set – “is not the most diverse community”.

“But I don’t think it matters where you’re from,” she adds. “I think it’s important that you do something about it, because Jesus would do it, right?

“And, listen, I’m obviously aware that all lives matter, but while not all lives are the same, we’re doing something very wrong.

More than Black Lives Matter

Protesters hold signs gathering to protest police brutality and racism in the US, the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonne Taylor in Boston, Massachusetts, May 29, 2020 - Minneapolis police officer charged with murder of George Floik, Afamar Floyd handcuffed, he was charged with murder on May 29, while authorities declared a curfew after three nights of violent protests left parts of the city on fire.  (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO / AFP via Getty Images)
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The scene is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, sparked by the assassination of George Floyd

“That’s why I think we need to focus on justice for the vast majority of our compatriots and women who seem to have a very bad, weird job from the day they are born.”

He then squares two yellow posters – about the decimal marking and the missing button – from the parish bulletin board.

“I think in Dibley, maybe we should consider removing some of the old old ones like this and that kind of notice, and maybe we should put one in their place,” she says.

Her character replaces them with a Black Lives Matter poster before taking her knee.

The BBC has previously defended the scene, saying it is in line with the “character and theme of the show”.

Dawn French also dismissed the complaints earlier this month.

After the criticism of the scene lacking impartiality, she tweeted: “A wonderful peaceful day, full of humanity, compassion and support everywhere …”

She later clarified that she was “a bit ironic”.

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