‘The Great British Bake Off’: Paul Hollywood’s Diabetes Joke Cut From Channel 4 & Netflix Episode After Backlash

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‘The Great British Bake Off’: Paul Hollywood’s Diabetes Joke Cut From Channel 4 & Netflix Episode After Backlash
The makers of The Great British Bake Off — known as The Great British Baking Show in the U.S. — have cut a joke about diabetes from the most recent episode following a backlash after it aired in the UK.

Love Productions, which is owned by Comcast-backed Sky, has snipped the gag from repeats of the Channel 4 show. Deadline also understands that the joke has been removed from the same episode that will be available on Netflix in the U.S. imminently.

During the season 10 semi-final, which broadcast on Tuesday, judge Paul Hollywood said a contestant’s Chelsea Buns looked like “diabetes on a plate.” The comment upset diabetics on social media, who said it reinforced the myth that diabetes can be brought on by eating too much sugar.

Charity Diabetes UK tweeted: “We’ve been in touch with the producers and @Channel4 to explain how remarks like this can lead to misunderstanding,
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