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David Walliams: 'Harmful' Chinese character removed from children's book

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New edition of The World's Worst Children will be released next year without the story Brian Wong, Who Was Never, Ever Wrong. Move comes after podcaster Georgie Ma complained the book was "normalising jokes on minorities from a young age" The book featured stories about 10 characters including Nigel Nit-Boy, Grubby Gertrude and Bertha the Blubberer.
9 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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David Walliams: 'Harmful' Chinese character removed from children's book

Children's author David Walliams has been criticised for using "harmful stereotypes" of a Chinese boy.

9 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

HarperCollins removes story from David Walliams’ book The World’s Worst Children

After criticism of the ‘casual racism’ of a story about a Chinese boy, the publisher has taken it out of the next print run of the bestselling anthology David Walliams’ story about a Chinese boy called Brian Wong, which was criticised by campaigners for its “casual racism”, is set to be removed from future editions of his short story collection The World’s Worst Children.Walliams’ bestselling anthology, which was published in 2016, was criticis…

9 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

‘Harmful’ Chinese character to be removed from David Walliams book

‘Brian Wong, Who Was Never, Ever Wrong’ had been condemned for its depiction of a Chinese schoolchild

9 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Independent.ie

‘Harmful stereotype’ character removed from David Walliams book

A short story by David Walliams about a Chinese boy is to be removed from one of his children’s books after it was criticised for depicting “harmful stereotypes”.

9 months ago·Ireland
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The Telegraph

'Racist' Chinese character to be edited out of David Walliams children's book

Georgie Ma, a writer and podcaster, said that the story was an example of 'casual racism'

9 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Sky News

David Walliams: Short story to be removed from book after criticism it perpetuates racial stereotypes

Brian Wong, Who Was Never, Ever Wrong, is about a Chinese boy who was the "swottiest swot who ever swotted" and was good at maths and wore thick glasses - and has been criticised for perpetuating racist stereotypes.

9 months ago·United Kingdom
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