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Kids TV classic Danger Mouse hit with racism warning on BritBox

AN episode of children’s cartoon favourite Danger Mouse has been slapped with a racism warning.

The adventures of the crime-fighting rodent are on streaming service BritBox — and it has issued the alert for a 1984 episode set in Hong Kong.

An episode of Danger Mouse has been given a racism warning

An episode of Danger Mouse has been given a racism warningCrédit: TCC

It features enemy rats in Chinese coolie hats with slanted eyes.

Their accents, where they pronounce words such as “friend” as “flend”, are seen as a source of fun.

Viewers are told: “Contains some cultural stereotyping that may offend.”

Danger Mouse, voiced by David Jason, ran on ITV from 1981 jusqu'à ce que 1992.

BritBox said all programmes with “potentially sensitive language or attitudes of their era” carried warnings.

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