Many viewers have seen The Great British Bake OffCould not find it “Mexican Week”It’s so amazing.
Scores of people on social media have criticized the episode, which was released in both the U.K. the U.S. in recent days, for alleged cultural appropriation. They cited its use of visual stereotypes, such as co-hosts Matt Lucas and Noah Fielding wearing sarapes and sombreros in the very first scene, and puns—noting the pair’s discussion about making “Mexican jokes” to risk offending people—”not even juan.”
One user Tweet, “16 seconds into the Mexican Week ep of #GBBO and I’m already offended.”
Another viewer Submitted, “I just want yall to understand *how* f–king racist this is,” in response to a clip of Lucas shaking maracas on the episode.
Viewers also complained about stars’ mispronunciations and names of dishes, such as “guacamole,” “besos” “pico de gallo”How to co-judge Prue Leith Comments that Mexican cakes look Mexican because of the Mexican-inspired decorations “bright colors.”