SKY CANCEL 'THE CHOP' AFTER INVESTIGATION

Sky History's competition series The Chop has been cancelled after an investigation concluded that a contestant's tattoos "included symbols that could be connected to far-right ideologies and could cause offence."



Last week, the show was taken off air and investigation launched after viewers complained about contestant's Darren Lumsden’s tattoos.


A spokesman said: "Following an independent investigation, AETN UK has made the decision not to broadcast any further episodes of The Chop on Sky HISTORY. A contestant’s tattoos included symbols that could be connected to far-right ideologies and could cause offence; we sincerely apologise for that and we are sorry that our processes did not prompt further investigation at an earlier stage...


"The contestant continues to strenuously deny that he has, or ever had, far-right leanings. We are thoroughly reviewing our internal processes following the investigation. AETN UK and Sky HISTORY stand against racism and hate speech of all kinds."


[Via Deadline]

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