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Emmerdale's Non White Population.

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thejudderman | 20:47 Thu 28th Jan 2021 | Film, Media & TV
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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???

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Corbyloon.... you were obviously watching something else!! The non white characters in tonights episode were at least 60%.
Maybe you should watch it again!!
So... at least 60% isn't a fact. Just your "observation". And that's gone up 10% since your OP.
Rant on....
Okay Judd, as I have no way of disproving your claim and certainly no desire to watch Emmerdale in order to see for myself, why is it something that appears to bother you?
Mozz, he hasn't proved it. You have nothing to disprove.
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Pixie.... read it properly. My original post said "well over 50%". As far as I'm aware 60% is well over 50!!
Well over 50% to well over 60%.... but still not willing to post the actual figures :-).
As I said... rant on....
1. If you watch a soap and expect it to be realistic, you really need to see a shrink.
2. Of you are an adult, you will know allllll about TV programmes (especially commercial TV programmes) ‘having’ to be multi cultural to meet their sponsors al inclusive Audience.
3. See No 1.
Pixie, my point is having not watched the show I have no frame of reference to argue his figures. I just want to know why it's an issue.
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Pixie I dont need to prove anything. Anyone that watched tonights episodes can see that I'm right. Particularly with the second of tonights episodes. And anyone who sits through adverts can see I'm right too. And anyone who argues with what is staring them in the face is in denial.
I don't either, mozz.... and asked the same (with no answer), so just would like to see if he is technically right.... or just making it up.
Still holding my breath (now going blue).
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Pixie... if you are going to argue please at least read my posts properly. I've not once said "well over 60%"
Jeeeeesus!
Of course you don't need to prove anything... and you haven't, so we'll continue to disbelieve you.
Nobody is arguing with your figures. I jst want to know, and I'll ask again, what is your beef with seeing people of colour on telly.
Are you sure?
//And this evening I saw Emmerdale and the black characters were probably 60% if not more.//
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Pixie, instead of smart arsed comments, why dont you just watch this evenings episodes? If you havent watched it how can you argue??
I have already listed the non-whites (10)in tonight's episode
These are the white people I remember from tonight.
Debbie and Sarah, Charity, Moira,Cain,Harriet,Laurel, Gabby, Bob
I make i about 50/50 in tonight's episode.
Oh and don't forget that couple of hikers in the background . They looked like Chinese!
Look, it’s simple, people who pay for the advertising want to reach as wide an audience as possible. It really is that simple.
thejudderman

I didn’t watch Emmerdale, I watched an English Premier League match instead.
Hardly any English men were involved, but it was a cracking match and I wasn’t at all offended. Just good entertainment.
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Mozz, I have no beef whatsoever with seeing BAME people on tv. The problem I have is when it's totally out if proportion. As I said, you could be forgiven for thinking white english were the minority if you judged it by tv.... all tv, not just soaps and adverts!
You’re not reading my comments, it’s really simple.

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