Activist and food writer Jack Monroe has launched a devastating attack on David Walliams, labeling the comedian’s popular collection of childhood stories as racist and ‘fat bullshit’.
Through social media, she started a thread, using Twitter, parsing several of Mr. Walliams’ best-selling short stories for children, picking out controversial characters and plotting developments.
The celebrity food writer subsequently accused Mr. Walliams of “targeting the working class” while also believing that many of his story themes include recycled content from the controversial television series Little Britain.
Small Boy completed his D * vid Walli * ms book collection today, so I finally decided to read the latter. (It’s important to note that I didn’t buy one.) It’s like Little Britain for kids. 37 million copies sold? Of that mocking, classic, greasy, grim bullshit? she wrote on her Twitter profile before adding, “a thread is now coming.”
Activist and food writer Jack Monroe has launched a devastating assault on comedian David Walliams’ children’s novels, which she calls racially insensitive and ‘fat shame’
Then she pulled out certain parts of the books and emphasized thousands of followers – nearly 300,000 in total, her grievances with the content.
“Supermum, in the world’s worst parents, is bored because she lives in a TOWER BLOCK and she cleans toilets. Single mother of two, Spike and Punk. I’m not sure what qualifies her as one of the world’s worst parents, all the while loving her kids and making them laugh? ” she asked.
“There is a child in this book called Ping Pong, and I would have a hard time believing it isn’t a legacy of LB’s (now mocked racist trope) Ting Tong [Little Britain].
“But there are more than enough examples to go through the ages without gymnastics, so I’m going to continue.”
Last month, Little Britain was officially cleared of TV screens after BBC iPlayer and Netflix removed the show from their services.
The reference in question, regarding a character named ‘Ting Tong’, portrayed a heavily stereotyped character, played by Matt Lucas, in which a Thai woman came to live in the UK.
In November 2019, Walliams joined a select list of authors, including JK Rowling and Dame Jacqueline Wilson, who have sold over £ 100 million worth of books
Continuing on her Twitter rant, the food writer continued to write instances of alleged racial undertones in Mr. Walliams ‘writing, noting:’ There’s the black female teacher, Miss Tutelage, whose ‘big frizzy hair’ is a punch line . Just like the bully who calls her ‘Archbishop Desmond Tutu’.
“What seems elaborate for a character who just said” WOT “? and withheld many school years because they were ‘fat’.
“Four eyes” is used over a character with glasses. “Bold” as a derogatory description, almost everywhere. Another projectile vomits joke. “Frizzball” as a nickname for the teacher with the big hair and the unspeakable name … I’m still going. she added.
The thread received mixed responses, although many Twitter users expressed similar views of Mr. Walliams’ work that they were unable to broadcast previously.
A Twitter user, Michaela Deas, replied: ‘Oh thank God someone finally said it! Can’t bear those books. Terrible, racist, classic dreck. I never understood why they are successful even remotely. Thanks, Jack x ‘
Another, under the username @Miss Lupescu67, added: ‘He makes my skin crawl. His books have a terrible influence on their readers and I feel he gets so much promotion over many more talented writers because he was ‘a name’. He even appears on so many of the children’s literature events. ‘
Mr. Walliams’ most recent literary creation, ‘the Ice Monster’, has just been released in audiobook format and was promoted through social media all Monday.
His many admiring fans quickly praised the work. A Twitter user, Julie-Ann21, replied to the @ DavidWalliams Twitter account: ‘Fantastic illustrations, great book, every success with a new book, it’s very good, funny and so well illustrated, I hope more people get a copy go get.’
In November 2019, David Walliams joined a select list of authors who have sold more than £ 100 million worth of books.
The comedian who became a children’s writer joined JK Rowling, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Julia Donaldson, Jamie Oliver and Dan Brown to reach the milestone following the overwhelming success of his work.
Since his debut in 2008, he has regularly topped the annual bestseller list. The boy in the dress – which alone has sold over a million copies worldwide.
The publishers of Mr. Walliams’ literature have been contacted for comment.