Can anyone in their right mind, who isn't Alf Garnett, or Bernard Manning, or Hitler, or doesn't live in the 1950s, or doesn't agree with the slave trade, or isn't a member of the Ku Klux Klan, please explain how the presenters of the Hey Hey It's Saturday show can possibly think it acceptable to paint their faces black and mimic the Jackson Five.
It's not as if any member of the Jackson Five has ever painted their face white, is it? I mean, at least not in any kind of jokey ironic way, at least.
Seriously though, if you did this in the UK, you'd be shot. If you were the BBC and you did it, you'd be shot in public, and quite possibly have your MBE rescinded.
Special guest on the show, Harry Connick Jr said:
If I knew that was going to be part of the show I definitely wouldn't have done it.
And which Hollywood megastars are going to be queuing up to be on the show, after this? Maybe Seinfeld star Michael Richards? After all, it's all in the name of comedy, hey (Hey)! If you don't get it, well, that's not my fault. You obviously don't understand cutting-edge humour. You're not down with it.
Seriously, I hope that Australia is not 'down with it'.
I hope that now everyone's seen the base, juvenile - erm - racist stuff they put on this show, the guests will dry up and the presenters will cry a little, and the audience figures will send Hey Hey back to the graveyard of crap lite entertainment shows.
Hey Hey Good Bye!