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Derry Girls laugh off claims viewers need subtitles

Derry Girls has featured on a comedy video released by Channel 4 poking fun at the various complaints it receives from viewers about its numerous broadcasts.

The video was released on Twitter and features several stars from the Channel’s numerous productions questioning the complaints made about them.

Derry Girls laugh off claims viewers need subtitles

The Derry Girls feature towards the end of the video, asking why some people have suggested their show needs subtitles because of their thick Northern Irish accents.

Channel 4 has always considered itself as an open and diverse broadcaster, and has commissioned several hit series that other channels may have thought too controversial.

It tweeted the video with the message: “Channel 4 was set up to be different. Complaints welcome.”

The video begins with Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson kissing a man before turning to the camera and quoting a complaint made against him: “I’m not homophobic, but do we have to have gay kissing at dinner time?”

He then theatrically takes a large bite out of a chicken leg.

Other stars who have faced complaints include Countdown mathematician Rachel Riley, who responds to criticisms of her choice of outfit on TV by arrange the countdown letters to read ‘whatever’.

Bake Off co-host Sandi Toksvig laughs off suggestions that she ‘looks like Tom Cruise’ by donning a leather jacket and sitting on a motorcycle to recreate the iconic scene from Top Gun.

Gold medal winning Paralympian Ellie Simmonds repeats a comment made against the channel’s coverage of the Paralympics, saying “they’re not real athletes” before diving into the pool.

Irish comedian Sharon Horgan also features in the video, repeating a complaint that said that “women aren’t funny”.

Take a look for yourself below.

Written by Andrew Moore




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