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David Attenborough's WWF charity video is being deleted for fear of racism


David Attenborough's WWF charity video is deleted because of fear of racism after his voice-over about "stabilizing the population" talked about pictures of Asians

  • The World Wildlife Fund has shared shots showing Asian people bathing in a river
  • Sir David, 94, asks the audience to "stabilize the human population," as the clip shows
  • The audience said it wrongly blames "colored people for a growing world population".

A video about Sir David Attenborough's charity was deleted after his voice-over on controlling population growth spoke about images of Asians.

The World Wildlife Fund UK shared the footage of people bathing in a river when Sir David, 94, asked the audience to "stabilize the human population".

Spectators quickly criticized the footage as racist, claiming it wrongly accused of "colored people for a growing world population".

The WWF deleted the video hours after sharing and apologized on Twitter.

Her statement read: “We shared a video today that could support a narrative that people with color are responsible for printing a growing world population.

The World Wildlife Fund shared shots of people bathing in a river when Sir David, 94, asked the audience to "stabilize the human population".

The World Wildlife Fund deleted the video hours after sharing. They wrote on Twitter:

The World Wildlife Fund deleted the video hours after sharing. They wrote on Twitter: "We shared a video today that could support a narrative that people with color are responsible for printing a growing global population."

Sir David told the newspaper that he couldn't remember if he had seen the highly criticized version of the clip

Sir David told the newspaper that he couldn't remember if he had seen the highly criticized version of the clip

& # 39; This is not our intention at all. We deleted the video and apologized – we will do better. & # 39;

In other edited versions of the clip, Sir David talks about population growth, but only whites are shown during the process, reports The Times.

Sir David told the newspaper that he couldn't remember if he had seen the highly criticized version of the clip.

The WWF deleted the video hours after sharing and publicly apologized on Twitter

The WWF deleted the video hours after sharing and publicly apologized on Twitter

When asked whether discussions about population growth should be illustrated with pictures of black and white people, he replied: “It is such a delicate question that it is so nuanced that I really cannot do it without knowing what I am talking about speak … comment. & # 39;

Viewers of the controversial clip criticized the organization's apology as missing.

Gavin Thomson wrote: “It is not. In the video, PoC was blamed for a growing world population, claiming that this population growth is driving climate change (wrong, racist) and that you would "control" that growth (terrifying, frankly). & # 39;

Viewers of the controversial clip criticized the organization's apology as missing

Viewers of the controversial clip criticized the organization's apology as missing

Gary Dunion added: “A lot of people must have seen this before they started, and they either didn't notice racism or agreed to it.

"I would appreciate hearing what WWF UK will do to educate its staff about the inherent racism of overpopulation tales, so this mistake will not be repeated."

Meg Montague wrote: “Overpopulation as a driver of climate change is in itself a racist myth. You haven't even done it better in your apology tweet. "

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