Last night’s documentary Angry, White and Proud set the Twittersphere alight as only a provocatively titled Channel 4 show can.
The programme, which soon became a trending topic on Twitter, followed a number of far-right British extremist groups as they toured the country to protest about the demise of “English values” in the wake of multiculturalism.
The opinions expressed on the show angered the vast majority of Twitter users, who posted horrified reactions to the programme. Others responded with mockery:
'angry white and proud' more like 'confused about society, too ignorant to educate myself and racist'— jaime lannister (@ShonaEthne) January 14, 2015
Angry White and Proud doing more to explain Thatchers education policies then anything else could ever do— The Rain King_ (@therainking_) January 14, 2015
Angry White and Proud channel 4 = second generation immigrants get all angry with other second generation immigrants.— Thomas Murphy (@tamtheslab) January 15, 2015
Angry, white and proud = disenfranchised, ill-educated and lonely.— Jonathan Todd (@Rents21) January 15, 2015
#angrywhiteandproud last night....I counted lots of white supremacists....but not as many brain cells...— William Snootsworth (@Snootsworth) January 15, 2015
The best part is that they can hardly even string a sentence together. An example of the importance of education #angrywhiteandproud— Emily Parrett (@Emily17Grace) January 15, 2015
Viewers were also quick to highlight the hypocrisy of the far-right groups, which showed as much intolerance as the Islamic extremists they were protesting against.
Somewhere in another country, a Muslim is watching Angry White and Proud and trying to explain that not all British people are 'like that.'— Bieliksexual (@MickMcCarsey) January 14, 2015
Watching Angry, White and Proud and it makes me wonder how people can see Muslims as the evil in the world when there are people like this— harryalvey (@harry_alvey) January 14, 2015
This angry, white and proud is an embarrassment to British culture. Preaching as much hate as Muslim extremists— Abby Stanton (@AbbyStanton1806) January 14, 2015
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