Channel 4 sponsor reacts to Gypsy complaints

Honda informs broadcaster that it is concerned by poster campaign featuring the words ‘Bigger. Fatter. Gypsier’

One of Channel 4‘s biggest sponsors admitted it was displeased with the broadcaster’s controversial “Bigger. Fatter. Gypsier” campaign for its hit documentary series, Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

Honda, which sponsors all of Channel 4’s documentary output, said that it had “informed C4 of our unhappiness with this poster campaign” in an email sent to the Irish Traveller Movement in Britain.The billboard campaign, which features the words “Bigger. Fatter. Gypsier” over images of Gypsy girls and children has been criticised as offensive and racist and prompted more than 100 complaints to the advertising watchdog.

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