FUMING viewers have slammed the BBC after a black comedian joked about killing white people on Frankie Boyle’s show.
Sophie Duker made remarks about racism and “white power” on BBC2 panel show New World Order.
The guests were discussing whether the Black Lives Matter movement “glosses over the complexities of a world where we all need to come together and kill whitey”.
Boyle then played a clip of black author James Baldwin talking about “black power” in an interview on the Dick Cavett Show in the 1970s.
Responding to the clip, Duker branded the terms “white power” and “black power” “capitalist myths”.
She continued: “White power is Trump Tower but when we say we want to kill whitey, we don’t really mean we want to kill whitey”.
The comedian then quipped “we do” as the panel and audience burst into laughter.
But the remark sparked outrage on social media – with many viewers blasting the BBC.
TalkRadio presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer said: “This is horrible. It’s not just unfunny, it’s incoherent nonsensical Marxist gobbledegook.
“The white contributors nodding along supportively as this woman jokes about killing people who look like them is just plain sick.”
Another wrote: “Whiteness hurts black people’??? Really? Doesn’t sound like a joke to me. Imagine Frankie Boyle saying ‘Blackness hurts white people!'”
While One viewer said: “Shouldn’t Ofcom be monitoring and taking action against this kind of incitement to violence masquerading as comedy?”
It comes just weeks after BBC chief Tim Davie was reportedly planning to overhaul the broadcaster’s comedy shows because they are too “left wing”.
The new director-general is understood to think the corporation’s shows are seen as too one-sided and need a radical overhaul.
Under the reported proposal, BBC programme creators will be expected to find a better balance of targets on the shows, rather than just aiming jokes at the Conservatives.
Those running comedy panel shows would also be encouraged to book guests with a wider range of opinions on issues in the UK.
The BBC has come under fire recently after scrapping plans to sing Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope of Glory at the Last Night of the Proms.
The broadcaster axed the singing of the historic tunes over their perceived links to colonialism and slavery but later reversed their decision after a public outcry.
And a campaign urging viewers to cancel TV licences over the Corporation’s Brexit coverage has raised £60,000 in donations.
The Defund the BBC group is being led by Rebecca Ryan, who previously ran the #StandUp4Brexit campaign..
She says anger over the Beeb’s Brexit coverage and recent reporting on Black Lives Matter protests – in which a demonstration where 27 London police officers were injured was called “largely peaceful” – had seen a surge in crowdfunding donations.
A BBC spokesperson said: “Frankie Boyle’s New World Order was shown after 10pm and its content is within audience expectations for a post-watershed, topical, satirical programme from a comedian whose style and tone are well-established.”