BBC Scrapes the Barrel to find ‘Racism’ in Food Photography!

I felt I had to break my eight month hiatus from blogging to ridicule this pathetic new low to keep the ‘HATE’ industry going. ‘Hate’ seems to be the lifeblood of the BBC and their leftist allies in the media and government. There must have been a lull to sink this low. Come to think of it, I haven’t read of a footballer uttering a “racist slur” for a while.

I guess then, out of desperation to assure us that racism is omnipresent and something we should be worried about continually (along with the hundreds of other things we are conditioned to be worried sick about), the BBC poses the question, “Are food bloggers fuelling racist stereotypes?” by, for example, photographing a meal which has its roots in Asia with chopsticks or on a bamboo mat.

These ideas were discussed on a podcast whose guest was ‘Filipino-American’ food photographer Celeste Noche.

She said, “We need to break away from the idea that white and western is the base standard for media portrayals – whether in food, film, literature, etc – and start trusting and hiring people of colour to represent themselves.”

Isn’t this “racist” in itself? If she has moved from the Philippines to the USA, what would she expect but mainly ‘white and western’? An Australian Aborigine culture, perhaps, with witchetty grubs on every menu? (Photographed with chopsticks, probably.)

And it is somewhat insulting to both ‘white and western’ and ‘ethnic’ folks to suggest that Asian people cannot open their own photograph studios or that they couldn’t issue the simple instruction to stupid old ‘white and western’ people to just shoot the dishes and not to include any ‘ethnic’ paraphernalia.

It is also worth noting that the podcast on which the BBC article is based was uploaded on 2nd November 2016 on The Racist Sandwich website, so it has taken the BBC four months to dredge the more obscure reaches of the internet to find this non-story.


“Chopsticks sticking straight up into rice or noodles can be seen as offensive in some Asian cultures,” says Noche

The podcasts are about “race, gender, food and class” – everything the BBC obsesses about. It has to be a bookmarked site by them for future great exposés. Maybe they will discuss “Islamophobic tomatoes” or “homophobic goldfish”?

They talk about “Diversity Day” at school and how awful it was for all the children from immigrant families to have to dress up in the national garb and bring a typical meal.

I am quite surprised that they are so unimpressed with ‘diversity’, so that’s encouraging. They might even have some sort of point about the photographs of food, but my issue here is that the BBC never seems to miss a trick when it comes to stirring people up. The article admits that photographers and chefs are making mistakes, but they manage to extrapolate the possibility of “racism” which is, frankly, diabolical.

But here in Scotland, we are obviously ‘racist’ towards ourselves. Look at this picture of a haggis from Grant’s of Speytown:

A 'racist' haggis?

A ‘racist’ haggis?

How condescending! Tartan and a wee dram.

No “See you, Jimmy” hat?

So it looks like we are not meant to drool over ‘diversity’ after all. Just enjoy the food (or not), leave out the paraphernalia, treat all people as fellow human beings and stop paying our TV licence fee to fund the BBC’s hatefest.

I am in my thirteenth year as a non-licence payer.

Why not stop feeding them too?

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