Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Brendan O’Carroll under fire for remark about Tyler Perry’s ‘colour’ on The One Show

 

Brendan O'Carroll was asked if Tyler Perry could appear on Mrs Brown's Boys



MRS Brown's Boys star Brendan O'Carroll came under fire tonight for a joke he made about Tyler Perry's "colour".


Appearing on The One Show he was asked whether the US star could ever appear on the BBC sitcom.

Brendan, 66, replied, gesturing to his own face: "So far we haven’t had anyone of his colour in there so I don't know if we could have him in.

"But you know what, I'd love that, but I think more importantly I'd love to do another movie with him."

Hollywood actor and director Tyler, 52, laughed at the comment, repeating: "Nobody my colour" as Brendan pointed to his face again.

The US star added: "Time to change the world. Diversity rules, here we go."

One shocked viewer tweeted: "Can't believe what Brendan O'Carroll has just said on the One Show."

Another asked: "Did Brendan O’Carroll just say Tyler a Perry couldn’t be in Mrs Brown’s Boys because he’s black on The One Show!?"

A third tweeted: "Brendan O'Carroll's attempt at being funny towards @tylerperry on BBC One Show tonight was quite embarrassing, I'm sure no malice was meant but that comment was wrong on so many levels."

Brendan has a cameo as his character Agnes Brown in Tyler’s new film, where he also plays an elderly character, called Madea and they were appearing side by side via video link to promote it.

The One Show host Lauren Laverne, presenting the show alongside Harry Judd tonight, didn't make reference to the remark.

She told the pair: "A big thank you to both of you. Tyler and Brendan, thank you for joining us."

Brendan created and stars in Mrs Brown's Boys, which he appears in with members of his real-life extended family.

The sitcom, which started life as a stage show, has aired on the BBC since 2011.



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