Rebel Wilson Says It's 'A Bit Crazy' That Little Britain Was Removed
The show was also taken down from various other streaming services, including BBC iPlayer, NOW TV and Britbox.
Wilson, who is a long-time friend of the show's co-creator Matt Lucas and used to live with him for three years, spoke about the news during an interview on Australian news show, Studio 10.
The 40-year-old said: "Matt Lucas' show Little Britain got pulled, which I just think is a bit crazy.
"They obviously played many different characters on that show."
She continued: "At the moment we're in the time of hyper-social justice as there are so many important things happening in the world.
"Obviously right now racial equality is such an important issue.
"But for the past few years, especially with the #MeToo movement, there's been a lot of social justice going on, which has made it difficult for comedians to flirt with that line.
"The thing is, throughout history, from way back with the court jesters in the monarchy, a comedian's job is to flirt with the line of what's acceptable."
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When the Pitch Perfect star was asked whether she feels offensive material should be banned, she said: "I'm not a fan of just erasing things.
"I think with history, you should learn from it. If you erase it, it's a bit like denying it ever happened. That doesn't seem like a good plan!"
She also said her former housemate was 'amazing', adding of Lucas: "He's the kindest, most decent human being ever!"
David and I have both spoken publicly in recent years of our regret that we played characters of other races. Once again we want to make it clear that it was wrong and we are very sorry.
- realmattlucas (@RealMattLucas) June 13, 2020
Matt & I have both spoken publicly in recent years of our regret that we played characters of other races. Once again we want to make it clear that it was wrong & we are very sorry.
- David Walliams (@davidwalliams) June 13, 2020
Their tweets stated how Walliams and Lucas both believe playing characters of other races was 'wrong', adding: "We are very sorry."
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