Comic Relief is to send out less celebs abroad after criticism that stars like Stacey Dooley were going to Africa as “white saviours”.
The charity’s co-founder, film writer Richard Curtis, informed MPs TELEVISION appeals “will be heading in the instructions of not utilizing” stars abroad.
He stated they would be “extremely mindful to provide voices to individuals” who live there.
MP David Lammy, who had actually criticised the Dooley movie, applauded the strategy to move far from “worn out, hazardous stereotypes”.
Earlier this year, Comic Relief and Dooley – a documentary-maker and Strictly Come Dancing winner – were criticised after she took a trip to Uganda to make an appeal movie about the charity’s operate in the nation.