Romanian fury over Channel 4 documentary as their MPs ask: What if we made a programme saying all Brits were alcoholics and paedophiles?

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Ion Jinga (pictured), the Romanian ambassador in London, accusing the producers of reinforcing negative stereotypes

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Controversial documentary The Romanians Are Coming has been condemned by Romanian MPs for inciting ‘hatred and discrimination’ of migrants.

Ion Jinga, the Romanian ambassador in London, wrote to Channel 4 accusing the producers of reinforcing negative stereotypes.

Three members of the Romanian parliament also wrote to the British ambassador in Bucharest asking what the reaction would be if they made a programme saying all Brits were alcoholics and paedophiles.

In a letter seen by the Observer, they said: ‘We kindly ask you to consider what your reaction would be if TVR, the Romanian public television channel, would launch a campaign of denigration pointed towards the British citizens in our country, generalising cases of alcoholism and paedophilia displayed by some British citizens (cases we are sure you are aware of), and turning them into the general image of all British citizens in Romania.

‘The documentary broadcast by Channel 4 does the exact same thing.’

The letter sent by President of United Romania Party, MP Bogdan Diaconu, his vice president MP Virgil Guran, and MP Paul Dumbrăvanu, also said the documentary is wrong in ‘every respect’ about the Romanian.

 

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