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African Tribe Don't Understand Why Scarlett Moffatt Is Famous

African Tribe Don't Understand Why Scarlett Moffatt Is Famous

The African tribe that Scarlett Moffatt has been living with for Channel 4's The British Tribe Next Door have admitted that they don't get why she's famous.

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In fairness, Gogglebox is a bit of a weird concept if you think about it, and when a journalist tried to explain the concept to the Himba tribe's chief, he gave up quite quickly.

Chief Tijuone, who only first saw a television at the start of filming for The British Tribe Next Door, says he doesn't understand why Scarlett is famous, according to The Mail On Sunday.

The second episode of the four-part series saw Scarlett's dad Mark teaching the tribe how to play football and darts, but ending up taking both the football and dartboard home with him.

Since it first aired, the show has caused huge controversy, with some branding it 'racist', 'grotesque' and 'embarrassing'.

In the first episode, Scarlett showed some of the tribeswomen around the house, with one of them commenting that she found it strange for one person to have so many possessions, saying: "Scarlett doesn't need that many things."

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Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

We also saw that the Moffatts have their water trucked in, while the women of the tribe collect their water after walking for 20 minutes in heat that rarely drops below 25°C in the daytime, even at the coldest time of the year.

One of the tribesmen seemed shocked at the need for so many material goods, saying: "We want livestock. What are we going to do with a house?"

Opinion was divided over the show, with many taking to Twitter to voice their opinions - most of which suggested the show was unsympathetic and offensive to the tribespeople.

One user tweeted: "WTF is this?!? How on earth was this idea pitched?! And how did it get a green light?!?"

Another commented: "Absolutely gutter TV as Channel 4 start promoting The British Tribe Next Door, culturally insulting and exploitative in the highest order. Building a house on this tribe's land is bad enough then add a 'reality star' makes for grotesque TV!"

A third added: "The unbelievable ignorance of this British Tribe Next Door is absolutely astounding. They built a County Durham terraced house in the middle of their community. F***ing hell man."

The British Tribe Next Door airs on Channel 4 at 9.15pm on Tuesdays.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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