It shows footage from a BBC Three comedy show called Shrill, and depicts an encounter between an opinionated woke hairdresser and a white female customer who requests dreadlocks.
In the clip, the hairdresser subjects the customer to an unfunny left-wing tirade about why white people shouldn’t be allowed to have their hair styled in a particular way before asking her to leave the establishment.
She is then joined by another character who hurries the customer out of the room. “It’s nothing personal, it’s just that we hate you here” she says.
The clip has been met with befuddlement from many, who fail to see how it’s meant to resemble anything approaching comedy.
“I don’t understand what this is” said one perplexed user while another asked: “I don’t understand what this is supposed to be? I presume its not comedy.”
It’s also sparked outrage from critics of the publicly funded corporation and its increasingly blatant political bias. Brexiteer Darren Grimes quipped: “This, folks, is what the BBC iPlayer describes as ‘comedy’ these days. ‘Shrill’ it says, well, they can sodding well say that again.”
He went on to say: “The BBC’s problem is that it killed off once-great comedy by deciding that its fear of causing offence trumps making Britain laugh. It decided that its role in our lives is to lecture and patronise its viewers, so lessons on ‘cultural appropriation’ are passed off as ‘humour’.”
“It’s like the BBC wants to be defunded” said popular Australian commentator Rita Panahi.
A synopsis for the show on the BBC iPlayer website suggests it revolves around the trials and tribulations of a defiantly unhealthy woman. “Annie’s done being a wallflower. No longer playing down to expectations of fat women, she vows to love herself, whether or not her hook-ups, colleagues and family feel the same.”