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'Jimmy Saville' Tweenies Video

#4
Yes, I saw it was originally made in 2001 and I dare say it won't be shown again. However,


Max from smash-hit CBeebies programme Tweenies appeared in an episode aired this morning dressed in a blonde wig with a gold necklace, while presenting a Top Of The Pops-style programmeHundreds of parents took to the internet to complain on social networking sites this morning about the show, after the beloved children's character appeared to be dressed as the DJ.

and the article is dated: PUBLISHED: 10:32, 20 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:10, 20 January 2013


 
#7
So was the cartoon character going to come out of the screen and molest the children then? Do children know who Savile was?

No to both. The complaining parents should be forced to stand in the stocks until they come to terms with the concept of a sense of proportion, and stop spending their lives trawling the world for sources of offence.
 
#10
Who honestly cares?

It's not like the kids watching are aware that some guy in a costume - wearing yet another costume - is emulating a peado. It's just a stupid character from a telly show. No offense intended.

People need to get a ******* life.
 
#11
Who honestly cares?

It's not like the kids watching are aware that some guy in a costume - wearing yet another costume - is emulating a peado. It's just a stupid character from a telly show. No offense intended.

People need to get a ******* life.

No, but the adult who decided to rebroadcast it was aware. It was a dick move, no two ways about it.
 
#13
No, but the adult who decided to rebroadcast it was aware. It was a dick move, no two ways about it.
How do you know he was aware?

Sure it wasn't just a list of episodic re-runs and they were going through the motions?

If that was the case then I doubt people would even check. Its a kids show that already aired to positive criticism.
 
#16
The only dick move is being the kind of whiny little bitch that goes on Faceache crying that a man dressed as a six foot orange novelty dildo is loosely dressed as Jimmy Savile.

Loosely dressed? He was presenting top of the pops for chrissake! Had all the medallions, the haircut, probably did the voice.

Admit it, it was in poor, poor taste. A child abuser whose crimes have only recently come (officially) to light being impersonated on a children's show right in the aftermath of his gargantuan catalogue of offences being disclosed?

When it was first created, it was probably done so unknowingly, even though there is ample evidence that the BBC were aware all along. When it was rebroadcast, it was either done so in inexcusable ignorance or in poor poor taste.
 
#19
Loosely dressed? He was presenting top of the pops for chrissake! Had all the medallions, the haircut, probably did the voice.
Probably? So you didn't even see it yourself? What are you getting outraged about then? He probably didn't do the voice anyway - the usual theme is that he either goes somewhere to see what the people who work there do or he acts as the father figure getting the other younger Tweenies to play nicely together, behave themselves and generally act as you'd like your kids to act. I've never seen him put a voice on (other than his Tweeny voice) in any of the other episodes I've seen.

Admit it, it was in poor, poor taste. A child abuser whose crimes have only recently come (officially) to light being impersonated on a children's show right in the aftermath of his gargantuan catalogue of offences being disclosed?
They've made something like 400 episodes of it, the person at the BBC probably doesn't even look at the description of the episode, they just stick the next one on the list in the machine ready for the day's broadcast.

Besides which, it's aimed at kids aged well below ten. I doubt a single kid who saw it today has even heard of Jimmy Savile.
 

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