Eight of Channel 4’s most controversial moments Business

4 Jon Snow’s ‘white’ Brexit claim investigated by Ofcom

The veteran presenter found himself in further trouble in March 2019 when he said he had ‘never seen so many white people in one place’ while describing a pro-Brexit protest outside Parliament, prompting Ofcom to investigate his remarks.

The broadcasting watchdog received 2,644 complaints about Mr Snow’s report.

Channel 4 issued an apology for the comments, but the regulator cleared the presenter.

Channel 4 News was forced to apologize to Boris Johnson during the 2019 election campaign after he misquoted the Prime Minister during the election campaign using the phrase ‘people of colour’.

Mr Johnson had said he was in favor of ‘talented people’ coming to the UK but was miscaptioned in a tweet. The broadcaster apologized for the error, which raised tensions with Tories.

In December 2021, a staunch Labor supporter who called Boris Johnson a “bad job” and defended Jeremy Corbyn over allegations of anti-Semitism was appointed to the broadcaster’s board.

Labor Party member Tess Alps described Mr Johnson as ‘such a nasty job’ in an April 2016 tweet and opposed previous plans to end state ownership of Channel 4.

7 Paul Mason Posts Online RBS Diatribe

In 2014, six years after the financial crisis, Paul Mason, then Channel 4 News’ economics editor, recorded an impassioned rant about the Royal Bank of Scotland after the bank was among six fined collectively £2 £.6 billion for rigging the currency markets.

Mr Mason said he was encouraged to ‘push the limits of what Ofcom rules would allow’ in the online-only clip, and that this was leading to ‘internal actions’ so it didn’t happen again.

8 Queen’s “deepfake” Christmas speech

Channel 4 has been broadcasting an alternative Christmas message to the Queen’s festive address since 1993, featuring hosts such as Tom Daley and John Bercow.

In 2020, a twist on the format involved a digitally altered monarch performing a TikTok dance routine, intended to warn of misinformation.

However, critics said the production was tacky and tacky after the queen’s dark pandemic message.

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