New TV comedy accused of giving a ‘cheap shot’ at IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands
New TV comedy accused of giving a ‘low-cost shot’ at IRA starvation striker Bobby Sands
A NEW TV comedy streaming on Disney+ has been accused of taking a ‘low-cost shot’ at IRA starvation striker Bobby Sands.
Extraordinary is a London-based comedy a few world the place everybody develops a superpower.
Written by Northern Irish author Emma Moran, Derry Ladies star Siobhan McSweeney performs Mary, Jen’s mom.
Nonetheless, the present was criticized for a remark within the ultimate episode of the primary season.
Throughout a dialog between Mary and Jen, the daughter tells her mom that there are not any extra chips throughout a home occasion.
In response, Mary says, “What? It is solely 11. Jesus Christ. Who made the Ocado? (House supply service) Bobby Sands?
Bobby Sands died on starvation strike in Could 1981
Sands was the primary of ten Republicans to die on starvation strike in Maze Jail in 1981.
Danny Morrison, secretary of the Bobby Sands Belief, mentioned the remark was “fully disrespectful”.
“The form of comment and ignorance that would seem in a loyalist Twitter account,” he mentioned.
“I discover it disgusting to inform you the reality, to make even such a reference that ignores the ache and struggling of Bobby Sands and his household and the nationalist neighborhood at massive.”
Bobby Sands died on Could 5, 1981 whereas on starvation strike
Mr Morrison mentioned the remark was a “low-cost shot”.
“It is fairly annoying,” he mentioned.
“Have you ever no thought what Bobby Sands means to the nationalist neighborhood?
“Not solely did he die on starvation strike, he was elected to Parliament for the folks of Fermanagh and South Tyrone.”
Representatives from creator Emma Moran and Disney+ have been requested for remark.
Danny Morrison pictured at residence on the fortieth anniversary of Bobby Sands dying Image by Mal McCann.