Jewish Chronicle: BBC changes fraud show trailer amid antisemitism concern
BBC producers have changed a trailer for a series about tax and benefit fraudsters following complaints that it could be seen as antisemitic. The original trailer for Britain on the Fiddle featured the song “If I Were a Rich Man”, from Fiddler on the Roof, the 1960s film about Jews in a Russian shtetl. Some viewers felt that the choice of music pandered to negative stereotypes about Jews and money. Licence fee payer Robin Alexander said: “I just thought this cheap and very old-fashioned. We are used to BBC anti-Israel bias, but has anyone else noted this case of old-school antisemitism?” Lire la suite.