“Participants’ tattoos contain symbols that may be related to far-right ideology and may cause crime.”
A&E Networks announces that it will cancel the “History of the Sky” program Seal: UK’s top carpenter After investigating one of his contestants’ facial tattoos, it is believed that the tattoo has neo-Nazi significance.
The network stated in the announcement: “Participants’ tattoos contain symbols that may be related to far-right ideology and may cause crime; we sincerely apologize for this, and regret that our process did not conduct further investigation at an early stage.
The player Darren Lumsden from Bristol, England, played a 49-second clip on social media and was introduced to the world in a short film.
His tattoo includes number 88 on his right cheek. According to the Anti-Defamation League, the letter “H” is the eighth place in the alphabet, and “88” is regarded as the number symbol for “Hilter Hitler.”
Ramsden’s temples also have tattoos Nos. 23 and 16. These two numbers often appear together to represent “white power”.
Some viewers also questioned the tattoo on his upper lip, which reads “native”, which can be interpreted as nationalism.
The “Sky History” channel initially defended Lumsden on the Internet and argued that he has been scrutinized by the producer and that his tattoos have emotional meaning. For example, “88” is said to represent the year his father died.
In a series of incidents, a man who claimed to be a father was interviewed by the Daily Mail and confirmed that although he was alienated from his son, he was alive.
In a statement announcing that the show will no longer be held, the network said that, despite the large amount of evidence, Lunston “continues to firmly deny that he has or ever had extreme right tendencies.”
Looking to the future, A&E Networks said it plans to review its internal processes and insist on opposing all forms of racism and hate speech.
The game series was initially suspended due to strong protests from online viewers, pending investigation.
A spokesperson for Big Wheel Film & Television, the production company behind the show, said in a statement to BuzzFeed News that the company acted “professional, appropriate and sincerely” and believed it had done nothing wrong.
Regarding Ramsden as a contestant in the series, the spokesperson said: “During the production process, all questions, problems and concerns related to Darren Ramsden’s tattoos have been fully reported to AETN UK, broadcast The company’s instructions and instructions have also received close responses. Follow.”
The company stated that it has fully cooperated with the independent investigative company and provided “detailed information about procedures, discussions and exchanges, as well as supporting evidence and documents.”
The production company insists that it opposes all forms of “hatred and intolerance” and will “steadily” defend its reputation.