Bluey slams ABC as ‘canine-free zone’ after diversity accusations
BRISBANE, QLD – Popular kids TV show Bluey has slammed the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) after criticism of the program’s for ‘a lack of diversity’.
On Monday, ABC Everyday journalist, Beverly Wang, suggested the show have more representation of ‘the disabled, queer, poor, gender diverse, dogs of colour and single-parent dog families’.
However, Bluey characters have now hit back, claiming that the ABC should first ‘remove the log in their own eye’.
“I think it’s pretty rich that the ABC criticise Bluey’s diversity,” Bandit Healer/Dad exclaimed.
“The reality is that ABC is a canine-free zone, with not one canine presenter, producer or editor employed.”
“I’ve also never heard any genuine perspective apart from their inner-city, cat-friendly agenda.”
“Maybe they should be focusing on diversity in their own backyard before coming into mine and leaving their droppings.”
ABC Managing Director, David Anderson, has weighed in personally on the dispute, indicating that there is no prejudice against views from the ‘canine end of the spectrum’.
“We welcome perspectives from all species, as long as their views are not too dogmatic.”
“The ABC will however endeavor to provide more canine-balance by introducing some ‘furry ABC presenters‘ (people in sexualised anthropomorphic dog costumes) over the next couple of weeks.”
At this suggestion however, Bandit let out a howl of disbelief and proceeded to use his hind legs to flick dirt in the ABC’s face.
Credit to contributor Daniel Brewster for the idea. For further discussion around Christians and news engagement, see this article by the Gospel Coalition.