We were shocked to see this poster that Channel 4 were going to use for 'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' advert. Not big fans of the show, where, in our opinion it shows a negative side of Irish Traveller Life, rather than a Gypsy life. Major difference between a traveler lifestyle and a Gypsy cultural background. With ignorance toward this fact, UK audience is miseducated. But it makes for good TV, so what do they care?
We also received much criticism of our blog also saying we should know the difference between Gypsy style fashion and culture. We do know, thank you very much. Guess it's a matter of opinion on what each individual finds offensive. We are showing Gypsy culture which includes history, fashion, music in a very positive light. So where is the harm?
Stop taking this blog so seriously and take this poster and that TV show seriously. It caused bullying and upset to a lot of families of the show, especially the children.