/ My big fat gypsy wedding
Is this for real?
I will warn you its car crash TV I cant help my self but watch it :o)
Some elements, but it's a bit like watching a Dan Osman video and thinking thats what all climbers are like.
Funny you should say that because I met some travellers last week with the broadest of southern Irish accents. When I asked them where they were from I was stunned to find that they came from Bradford. They had never been to the Emerald Isle in their lives but you would be forgiven for thinking that they were born and raised just outside Dublin.
It's in it's second series, so i think it does portray an accurate portrait of SOME irish travellers, otherwise they wouldn't have signed up for another series.
..and Lemming, i'm not clicking on that!
You might be interested in this: http://pipopotamus.blogspot.com/2012/02/open-letter-to-chanel-4.html
Yes some but they pedal it to be representative of the full community which does not help them.
I watched 3 series of Ibiza Uncovered in the 90s only to get there to see that it was not like that. Clever editing and decieving.
I refer you to my first post.
…and intersted in C4's response. http://www.channel4.com/4viewers/editors-blog/an-open-letter-to-pipogypopotamus
I read that with a raised eyebrow.
> Yes some but they pedal it to be representative of the full community which does not help them.
> I watched 3 series of Ibiza Uncovered in the 90s only to get there to see that it was not like that. Clever editing and decieving.
You;re just bitter cos you didn;t get laid.
I'm slightly (!) affected, remember.
> I read that with a raised eyebrow.
That'll be because you're blinkered and prejudiced.
Probably. Aren't we all, mind...
I kinda get the feeling this guy hasn't really watched the program properly they did discuss how some kids stay in school and some leaving and they have shown some romani travelers as well as the irish ones and you could see a differnece in the way they lived and dressed.
he talks like the whole thing is a work of fiction, ok it may not be the most balanced picture but I'm fairly sure that channel four didn't just commision dresses and get fake brides to stage weddings so there must be gypsies out there having this stuff.
> …and intersted in C4's response. http://www.channel4.com/4viewers/editors-blog/an-open-letter-to-pipogypopotamus
I wonder if he managed to stop sniggering whilst he typed that.
I have never seen more than 30 seconds of the programme, but I have seen a few traveller wedding receptions, as a rugby club I have loose links with welcomes them with open arms. They tend not to look too much like the ones on the telly.
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