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BBC: Having a Family with Children Supports Slavery

Deciding to have children in the First World supports slavery, according to a BBC Three segment pushed on social media.

In a segment for the ‘Blindboy Undestroys the World’ programme on BBC Three, the publicly-funded broadcaster’s youth-oriented channel, the eponymous “Blindboy” tells the viewer: “You think slavery is a thing of the past, but you own slaves”.

To demonstrate the point, the alleged satirist throws to “A fellow at the Africa department of SOAS [The School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London], Visual sociology researcher at Goldsmiths [University of London], and author of the book Don’t Touch My Hair, and a bleedin’ legend from Dublin, Ireland, Miss Emma Dabiri!”

Dabiri, who does appear to be a legitimate academic — at least insofar as she does hold posts at SOAS and Goldsmiths — is cast in the role of a host on the mock ‘Modern Slavery Gameshow’, with fictional upper-middle-class social justice warriors Atticus and Jemima going head to head in a battle to see who owns the most slaves.

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