NIGEL Farage has blasted Channel 4 over a “sick” comedy show in which a right wing campaigner named Neil Fromage is shot in the head.
The Brexit Party leader, 55, is lampooned in the spoof new series Year of the Rabbit which began airing on June 10.
The Channel 4 show features a right wing campaigner named Neil Fromage who is shot through the head[/caption]
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has called the scene ‘totally sick’[/caption]
In the show, the Fromage character, an out-spoken right winger, is assassinated while making a speech about the dangers of immigration.
Mr Farage, who previously led anti-EU party Ukip, called the scene in question “totally sick and frankly irresponsible.”
He told the Daily Star Sunday: “I think with Channel 4 we have reached a point where they are so partisan politically in everything they do that they now consistently go beyond what’s acceptable.”
The episode in question airs on Monday and will be available on the channel’s on-demand service.
This comes after comedian Jo Brand was widely criticised for a joke about throwing battery acid on Farage on BBC Radio 4.
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The Brand scandal came amid a series of milkshake attacks on right wing political figures during the European elections including on the Brexit Party leader.
In May, a Corbyn-supporting Remainer Paul Crowther, 32, was charged with common assault and criminal damage after he hurled a salted caramel drink over Farage.
Later, the former banker turned political firebrand was defended by opponents including Theresa May and Tony Blair who spoke out against the use of violence.
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