Many viewers of The Nice 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 latest days, for alleged cultural appropriation. They cited its use of visible stereotypes, comparable to co-hosts Matt Lucas and Noah Fielding sporting sarapes and sombreros within the very first scene, and puns—noting the pair’s dialogue about making “Mexican jokes” to threat offending individuals—”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 comparable to “guacamole,” “besos” and “pico de gallo” and the way co-judge Prue Leith feedback that muffins look Mexican as a result of they’ve “vivid colours.”