Mary Killen’s impression of Kim Jong-un’s sister on Gogglebox was deemed “racist” by 33 people who complained about it to Ofcom.
Mary made the remarks in Friday’s show (May 8).
All the Gogglebox regulars were watching the news, which showed the North Korean leader back in public after some time away.
Pete and Sophie Sandiford expressed sympathy for the dictator.
“Can’t he take a break?” Pete joked.
But Mary Killen was not so kind about the North Korean leader and his family.
She said: “I think what will happen is, if he is dead, and this is fake video, then the sister will just need to put things in place for her to take the reigns.”
Mary then did an impersonation of Kim Yo-jong with a stereotypical Korean accent while rolling her eyes back and waving her head around.
I’m not sure how PC it is, but that is an excellent imitation.
Then hubby Giles said: “That’s a very good imitation, Mary. I’m not sure how PC it is, but that is an excellent imitation.”
Now, according to The Sun, Ofcom received 33 complaints over Mary’s comments.
Ent Daily has contacted Ofcom for comment.
Gogglebox fans divided
Fans on Twitter were divided by the episode.
One wrote: “Giles and Mary are one of my faves on Gogglebox. People calling her racist need to give their heads a wobble! Does that mean we can’t impersonate a scouse or Irish accent again?”
Meanwhile, another said: “I think it’s just ignorance but Giles, you’re correct. ‘It’s not very PC.’ #Gogglebox.”
Yet another said: “Mary impression was funny. If you’re offended then you don’t understand how progress works. People don’t change overnight. Society changes gradually. They are from a different era. Understand this.
“If anything Channel 4 is at fault.”
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