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ABC team behind controversial white privilege video on kids’ program slam their critics in new clip

The ABC has responded to outrage about its white privilege video on a kids’ show by mocking conservative critics of the ‘ME’ channel.

A Facebook page of the children’s channel was shut down after it was bombarded with criticism over a rap segment about a straight, white male and a refugee woman who try to cross a stream.

The taxpayer-funded national broadcaster has hit back on the Tonightly comedy show, with two female presenters mocking a character named ‘Kevin’ who expresses his outrage on social media.

The ABC has responded to outrage about its white privilege video on a kids’ show by mocking conservative critics of the ‘ME’ channel

‘Kevin sees a kids’ show from five months back and he feels like he’s being personally attacked,’ one presenter said in the clip uploaded on Wednesday.

‘Kevin tagged his mates in the Facebook comments cos it’s ‘anti-white, anti-male, leftist content’.’

In an unfavourable comparison with a fictitious ‘Carol’ who ‘has empathy and doesn’t feel like she has to be mean’, Kevin is mocked for ‘posting his own reaction video’.  

They describe him as someone who ‘used to be nice’, but who became ‘disenfranchised’, spending his directing ‘alt-right trolls to attack a kids’ show’.

The taxpayer-funded national broadcaster has hit back on the Tonightly comedy show, with two female presenters mocking a character who expresses his outrages on social media

The taxpayer-funded national broadcaster has hit back on the Tonightly comedy show, with two female presenters mocking a character who expresses his outrages on social media

In an unfavourable comparison with a fictitious 'Carol' who 'has empathy and doesn't feel like she has to be mean', Kevin is mocked for 'posting his own reaction video'

In an unfavourable comparison with a fictitious ‘Carol’ who ‘has empathy and doesn’t feel like she has to be mean’, Kevin is mocked for ‘posting his own reaction video’

The female presenters then cut to a plain, green chroma key screen without graphics to express their own outrage at the ‘ME’ channel’s critics.

‘I mean it was literally a Facebook page for a kids’ show,’ one of them said.

The other presenter then asked why adults would care about a children’s program.

‘I mean, why on earth are grown men wasting their time?’ she said.

In the initial ‘ME’ channel video, two young female presenters tried to explain the concept of privilege to the channel’s primary-school aged audience through rap and cartoons of two people trying to cross a stream.

 In the initial 'ME' channel video, two young female presenters tried to explain the concept of privilege to the channel's primary-school aged audience through rap and cartoons

 In the initial ‘ME’ channel video, two young female presenters tried to explain the concept of privilege to the channel’s primary-school aged audience through rap and cartoons

 Viewers are introduced to Ross, a straight male in his mid-40s who is 'rather wealthy', in good health and born in a peaceful country. Ross is able to teleport across the stream

 Viewers are introduced to Ross, a straight male in his mid-40s who is ‘rather wealthy’, in good health and born in a peaceful country. Ross is able to teleport across the stream

Viewers are introduced to Ross, a straight male in his mid-40s who is ‘rather wealthy’, in good health and born in a peaceful country. Ross is able to teleport across the stream.

They then meet Stevie, a female refugee who doesn’t speak much English and has little money. She has to swim across the stream despite having a cough.

The ABC was forced to remove the Facebook page for its ‘ME’ channel after a barrage of angry viewers took offence at the video.

It was initially published to the channel’s social media about five months ago, with many parents outraged the content was aimed at such young children.



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