Big Fat Gypsy Weddings returns to more controversy
Posted by Gerry Kiernan
Online content editor
February 16th 2012 at 18:55
We knew it was controversial, but just one episode into the new series of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and already multiple rows are brewing.
The Advertising Standards Authority has received almost 100 complaints mainly about the use of the word “Gypsier” in the advertising campaign for the new series “Bigger. Fatter. Gypsier”.
In addition the London Travellers Unit has written to Channel 4 to express its concern about the campaign and the tone of the second series.
A total of 5.7 m viewers tuned in to Tuesday’s episode. Anyone who has watched previous programmes would not have been surprised by the outlandish cat-themed wedding (a dress and a cake – all 10 tiers of it). Or the ridiculous pineapple and palm tree dresses. (“She wanted something different,” said the show’s Liverpudlian dress-maker. “But there’s often a good reason why no one else has ever had a pineapple.”) Or the new OTT gypsy beauty pageant. What was more disturbing was nine year old Nangirl preparing for her first Holy Communion in “Sin City” beauty salon with a French Manicure, spray tan, make up and, later on, a short dress.
And now as reported in today’s papers, Ofcom have received complaints about a young traveller’s controversial comments regarding her health.
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