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The Great British Bake Off Faces Backlash Over Its Mexican Week Episode

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Many viewers of The Great British Bake Off did not discover its “Mexican Week” so nice.

Scores of individuals on social media have criticized the episode, which was launched in each the U.Ok. and the U.S. in current days, for alleged cultural appropriation. They cited its use of visible stereotypes, resembling co-hosts Matt Lucas and Noah Fielding carrying sarapes and sombreros within the very first scene, and puns—noting the pair’s dialogue about making “Mexican jokes” to danger offending folks—”not even juan.”

One person tweeted, “16 seconds into the Mexican Week ep of #GBBO and I am already offended.”

One other viewer wrote, “I simply need yall to know *how* f–king racist that is,” in response to a clip of Lucas shaking maracas on the episode.

Viewers additionally criticized stars’ mispronunciations of names of dishes resembling “guacamole,” “besos” and “pico de gallo” and the way co-judge Prue Leith feedback that desserts look Mexican as a result of they’ve “vivid colours.”

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