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Horrible Histories ancient Chinese cuisine skit sparks controversy in Chinese community – ABC News

A skit aiming to teach kids about what was eaten by royalty more than 1,000 years ago in ancient China is causing controversy in Australia’s Chinese community,…



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An award-winning skit on the ABC’s television channel for school-aged children has sparked widespread controversy in Australia’s Chinese community.
Key points:

  • The controversial episode has been viewed about 7 million times in China alone
  • In it, an actor dressed up as a famous ancient Chinese empress eats prop foods like rat, camel hoof, jellyfish and bear
  • It has been seen as culturally insensitive by some, who want it boycotted

More than 500 people have signed a petition calling for the boycotting…

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