British TV is a no go zone if you're black

Nick Curtis
May 2013
Evening Standard;5/17/2013, p15
THE second best thing about P Diddy's Downton Abbey spoof was how much it improved that godawful televisual warm bath of simpering toff-love. Inserting himself into a selection of scenes — a gay pass from Thomas, a bitch-fest with the Dowager Countess — he whipped through the storylines of Julian Fellowes's series in under five minutes. The Diddy man's unlikely presence also highlighted the basic absurdity of what he called "Downtown Abbey", a show that worships at the altar of primogeniture and tradition, yet also not-so-subtly propagandises for Fellowes's own selective and self-serving belief that his wife should be allowed to inherit her family's title, the Earldom of Kitchener.


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