Is it alright for British BAME actors to act ethnic?
So I get it “blacking up” is offensive although it’s taking things too far when white people cannot voice black cartoon characters .
Where do we stand on British BAME actors putting on foreign accents?
Two examples, Sanjeev Kohli in Still Game. Sanjeev plays Navid an Indian shop keeper (let the stereotyping go for now), complete with heavy Indian accent. His normal voice has a Glaswegian accent. I’d this OK?Second example , Lorna Laidlaw playing Mrs Tembe from Botswana in Doctors. From the way she eebagums it in Corrie, I don’t think that’s her real accent?
- ♠ Merlin ♠Lv 74 weeks ago
Of course its all right
you know, one rule for one, one for another an all that......
Sanjeev is magnificent as Navid
Lorna Laidlaw has quite a different accent to Mrs Tembe, or In Corrie
Most people dont mind actors playing a role
just the few woke, who shout the loudest