SIGN UP

Emmerdale's Non White Population.

Avatar Image
thejudderman | 20:47 Thu 28th Jan 2021 | Film, Media & TV
127 Answers
I've just watched Emmerdale for the first time in literally years, probably 10 years or more.
Emmerdale as far as I know has always been about life in a little fictional Yorkshire village of the same name.
My question is... why are there so many black, asian and mixed race people in this little english village?? Judging by tonights episode, and I've been told this has been the norm for quite some time, well over 50% of the residents are non white. It was like I was watching a north African soap.
I live in a small west sussex village, bigger than Emmerdale is supposed to be. We have ONE black resident and he was adopted.
I have nothing against seeing non whites on tv but come on, over 50% in a little Yorkshire village??? Let's be realistic!!!
Is this just the woke tv producers pushing their wokeness (if there is such a word) on to us? Because we also have the same situation with adverts to.
In fact if you watch tv nowadays, certainly in the uk, but I suspect everywhere else too, you could be forgiven for thinking non whites were the majority.
Why are tv companies and the media in general doing this???

Answers

41 to 60 of 127rss feed

First Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next Last

Best Answer

No best answer has yet been selected by thejudderman. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.
Question Author
Bednobs. I'm not the slightest bit offended. As Auntpolly says, I'm just making an observation. But I will say, it's odd how my perfectly justified observation seems to offend so many people. There seems to be so many comments on this thread but no answer to the question!! The majority seem to be offended by the question. But there are also those who agree with the question.
The fact is BAME, if that's what you want to call them, are if my memory is correct, about 12% of the total population of the uk. This is NOT reflected in soaps, or any other tv, including adverts. Soaps and especially adverts make it look like white english are the 12%!!
How far from Bradford is Emmerdale? That's a little Yorkshire ex mill town.
I suppose if you were black and lived in Birmingham and there was a soap on that had hardly any black people in it, it would cause complaint -it works both ways!
Who got blown up in Emmerdale?
It wasn't Joe.
Question Author
Basile... upset?? Who said anything about upset??
It's an observation!!!
Calm down, lad.
Judd, I don't think your observation is offensive, just odd. Why are you calculating the colours of people in the first place? Most people just really wouldn't notice. It just seems a very old-fashioned way to categorise people, even if you had to.
tv whether soaps adverts are not truly reflecting britain, it's tokenism.
Triple exclamation is always a sign of...at best irritation, at worst bloody anger!
Roy - he died in a car crash I think when an aeroplane crashed in Emmerdale -can't remember it was so long ago.
OMG, we've got colour counters here! Have you nothing better to do? Do you count ginger people? I really think it's not healthy.
Of course, fender. Only white people can actually act. The others are just for show. Snort.
What are you two scared of? If 75% of actors on a soap weren't white.... what are you thinking it means?
Pixie in that case why do Black people complain when white actors play roles that black actors think they should get? Its the same principle . If colour soes not matter then it should not matter, black or white.
So to recap.

- The cast of Emmerdale is not more than 50% BAME.
- It doesn’t exist, it’s fiction.
- It is not compulsory to watch it.
- All a bit sad and depressing really.
I thought the plane crash was in Ecclefechan not Emmerdale. Perhaps Cain really is a Muslim and should have been sent down, not al-Megrahi - or is he becoming the new vicar?
Sunk I totally agree with the last statement -emmerdale has never been the same since they took the 'Farm' bit out of the title.
Question Author
Fender62. That is exactly my point!!! TV is not reflective of reality.
It's even happening on the evening news. The amount of non white news reporters now!!
Non whites are being pushed to the forefront of everything!!
And dont get me started on the black actress Jody Turner Smith playing the white queen Anne Boleyn!!!
this is not just about emmerdale, but tv as a whole, and not a dig either, but that its not really reflective.. but inclusivity even if it's not true about the makeup of britain.
Judderman, I notice this is your first post for two and a half years, so welcome back to AB. I also noticed that it's not the first time you've complained about racial issues in soap operas, the other being about Eastenders daring to show some white gang members, because everyone knpws that all gangs are made up of black youths.

You have previous form it seems.

41 to 60 of 127rss feed

First Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next Last

Do you know the answer?

Emmerdale's Non White Population.

Answer Question >>

Related Questions

Sorry, we can't find any related questions. Try using the search bar at the top of the page to search for some keywords, or choose a topic and submit your own question.