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The Wiggles: 2014 song Pappadum with Indian stereotypes goes viral

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A cringeworthy Wiggles song called Pappadum has gone viral after it resurfaced on Twitter six years after being released.

In the film clip from 2014, the children’s band and an Indian woman are dressed in traditional Indian clothing while waving pappadums and dancing.

The song became the subject of heated discussion on Twitter when a woman shared the video and wrote: ‘To be clear, this was not the representation I wanted.’ 

Controversial: A cringeworthy Wiggles song called Pappadum has gone viral after it resurfaced on Twitter six years after being released. In the film clip from 2014, the children's band and an Indian woman are dressed in traditional Indian clothing while waving pappadums

Controversial: A cringeworthy Wiggles song called Pappadum has gone viral after it resurfaced on Twitter six years after being released. In the film clip from 2014, the children's band and an Indian woman are dressed in traditional Indian clothing while waving pappadums

Controversial: A cringeworthy Wiggles song called Pappadum has gone viral after it resurfaced on Twitter six years after being released. In the film clip from 2014, the children’s band and an Indian woman are dressed in traditional Indian clothing while waving pappadums

The footage has since been viewed more than one million times and many Twitter users have criticised the stereotypical portrayal of Indian culture.

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But it’s important to note that The Wiggles are children’s entertainers and the way in which they communicate different cultures to their young audience must be simplistic in order to be understood.

As a result, their songs about different cultures may lack nuance when viewed by adults more attuned to matters of racial and cultural sensitivity.

‘This is the worst thing I’ve ever seen. Poor girl just smiling the whole time… why can’t The Wiggles go back to making fruit salad?’ one person wrote, referencing one of the band’s famous songs.

Another said the video used stereotypes and compared it to the group’s song Hot Potato, which they jokingly suggested was ‘anti-Irish’.

Another tweeted: ‘And the worst part is that you won’t be able to not hear it in your head now.’ 

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'Worst thing I've ever seen': The footage has since been viewed more than one million times and many Twitter users have criticised the stereotypical portrayal of Indian culture

'Worst thing I've ever seen': The footage has since been viewed more than one million times and many Twitter users have criticised the stereotypical portrayal of Indian culture

‘Worst thing I’ve ever seen’: The footage has since been viewed more than one million times and many Twitter users have criticised the stereotypical portrayal of Indian culture

Catchy: The video for Pappadum begins with band member Simon Pryce holding the flatbread and rhythmically singing 'pappadum' over and over again. The other band members, including Lachlan Gillespie, Anthony Field and Emma Watkins (left), then start singing along

Catchy: The video for Pappadum begins with band member Simon Pryce holding the flatbread and rhythmically singing 'pappadum' over and over again. The other band members, including Lachlan Gillespie, Anthony Field and Emma Watkins (left), then start singing along

Catchy: The video for Pappadum begins with band member Simon Pryce holding the flatbread and rhythmically singing ‘pappadum’ over and over again. The other band members, including Lachlan Gillespie, Anthony Field and Emma Watkins (left), then start singing along 

The video for Pappadum begins with band member Simon Pryce holding the flatbread and rhythmically singing ‘pappadum’ over and over again.

The other band members, including Lachlan Gillespie, Anthony Field and Emma Watkins, then start singing along.

Emma continues repeating the word ‘pappadum’ and holding the bread in the air.

Anthony then starts swinging a cricket bat around, representing India’s fixation with the sport, while his co-stars continue dancing behind him.

Music video: Anthony then starts swinging a cricket bat around, representing India's fixation with the sport, while his co-stars continue dancing behind him

Music video: Anthony then starts swinging a cricket bat around, representing India's fixation with the sport, while his co-stars continue dancing behind him

Music video: Anthony then starts swinging a cricket bat around, representing India’s fixation with the sport, while his co-stars continue dancing behind him

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Love Island’s Francesca Allen flaunts her incredible physique in a black scalloped swimsuit in Dubai

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She enjoyed a night of partying to celebrate her pal Maura Higgins’ 30th birthday.

And Francesca Allen was proudly flaunting her sizzling physique in a black scalloped swimsuit as she shared a pair of snaps from her trip to Dubai on Thursday.

The Love Island star, 25, opted for the sexy one-piece as she enjoyed an afternoon of sunbathing with her sister Claudia.

Wow! Francesca Allen, 25, proudly flaunted her sizzling physique in a black scalloped swimsuit as she shared a pair of snaps from her trip to Dubai on Thursday

Wow! Francesca Allen, 25, proudly flaunted her sizzling physique in a black scalloped swimsuit as she shared a pair of snaps from her trip to Dubai on Thursday

Wow! Francesca Allen, 25, proudly flaunted her sizzling physique in a black scalloped swimsuit as she shared a pair of snaps from her trip to Dubai on Thursday

Francesca opted for the plunging black one-piece with a scalloped trim as she relaxed in the sunshine.

The star finished her look with a white kaftan and flirty cat-eye sunglasses as she topped up her tan the morning after celebrating her pal turning the big 3-0.

Posting two snaps of her look, Francesca penned the caption: ‘Twice as nice.’

Sexy: The Love Island star opted for the sexy one-piece as she enjoyed an afternoon of sunbathing

Sexy: The Love Island star opted for the sexy one-piece as she enjoyed an afternoon of sunbathing

Sexy: The Love Island star opted for the sexy one-piece as she enjoyed an afternoon of sunbathing

On Wednesday night Francesca joined her Love Island pals to celebrate Maura’s birthday, with the group enjoying a night of drinks and sushi at WHITE nightclub.

Maura was joined by her boyfriend Chris Taylor, after the pair finally confirmed they were dating.

Prior to her holiday, Francesca recently claimed that although going on ITV2 dating show Love Island boosted her profile in the fashion industry it has actually hindered her chances of finding love.

She told MailOnline some men are too intimidated to approach her at parties – but after years of being in relationships she has learned to be content on her own.

Hanging out: On Wednesday night Francesca joined her Love Island pals to celebrate Maura Higgins' 30th birthday, with the group enjoying a night of drinks and sushi at WHITE nightclub

Hanging out: On Wednesday night Francesca joined her Love Island pals to celebrate Maura Higgins' 30th birthday, with the group enjoying a night of drinks and sushi at WHITE nightclub

Hanging out: On Wednesday night Francesca joined her Love Island pals to celebrate Maura Higgins’ 30th birthday, with the group enjoying a night of drinks and sushi at WHITE nightclub

Francesca said: ‘You go out and you’ll see guys and they look at you because maybe they recognise you – but then they’re shyer.

‘I’m not going to meet anyone at an event! I’m still single but I was always in a relationship prior to going on Love Island.

‘I feel like now after being on the show that I’ve got much more confidence and I feel it is OK for me to be myself. I’m quite content with being on my own.’ 

Ridiculous: Francesca recently claimed that although going on ITV2 dating show Love Island boosted her profile in the fashion industry it has actually hindered her chances of finding love

Ridiculous: Francesca recently claimed that although going on ITV2 dating show Love Island boosted her profile in the fashion industry it has actually hindered her chances of finding love

Ridiculous: Francesca recently claimed that although going on ITV2 dating show Love Island boosted her profile in the fashion industry it has actually hindered her chances of finding love

The Essex native soared to fame on Love Island last year, yet her stint was fleeting as she was voted out alongside Michael Griffiths in July.

After leaving the show, she returned to work at her clothing store, which she owns with her sister Claudia, and also at her parents’ pub.

She has enjoyed a number of lucrative fashion collaborations and has cemented her influencer status with a number of advert and affiliate deals.

Happily single: She told MailOnline some men are too intimidated to approach her at parties – but after years of being in relationships she has learned to be content on her own

Happily single: She told MailOnline some men are too intimidated to approach her at parties – but after years of being in relationships she has learned to be content on her own

Happily single: She told MailOnline some men are too intimidated to approach her at parties – but after years of being in relationships she has learned to be content on her own

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Stassi Schroeder caresses her bump in tender snap with husband Beau Clark

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Stassi Schroeder has shared another snap of her burgeoning bump as she awaits the arrival of her first child with husband Beau Clark.

The parents-to-be rested their hands upon Stassi’s bump while tenderly gazing towards one another.

‘This obvs wasn’t my favorite year, but this is the first time I truly know the meaning of thankful,’ Stassi, 32, captioned the post.

Parents-to-be: Stassi Schroeder has shared another snap of her burgeoning bump as she awaits the arrival of her first child with husband Beau Clark

Parents-to-be: Stassi Schroeder has shared another snap of her burgeoning bump as she awaits the arrival of her first child with husband Beau Clark

Parents-to-be: Stassi Schroeder has shared another snap of her burgeoning bump as she awaits the arrival of her first child with husband Beau Clark

The caption seemed to reference not just the pandemic, but the scandal that erupted over the summer which resulted in Stassi being fired from Vanderpump Rules.

Former costar Faith Stowers, who was the only Black castmember on the show, revealed Stassi and Kristen Doute had falsely accused her of a crime back in 2018.

Stassi apologized for the incident in a statement posted to Instagram, where she wrote she did not ‘recognize the serious ramifications’ that could have been inflicted upon Faith as a result of the accusation.

At around this time, racially-insensitive comments made by Stassi on her podcast came to light.   

Oh baby: Stassi has been documenting her pregnancy on Instagram these last few months

Oh baby: Stassi has been documenting her pregnancy on Instagram these last few months

Oh baby: Stassi has been documenting her pregnancy on Instagram these last few months

Man and wife: Schroeder and Beau married in a small ceremony September 2020, after originally planning on tying the knot in Rome (pictured March 2020)

Man and wife: Schroeder and Beau married in a small ceremony September 2020, after originally planning on tying the knot in Rome (pictured March 2020)

Man and wife: Schroeder and Beau married in a small ceremony September 2020, after originally planning on tying the knot in Rome (pictured March 2020)

Both Stassi and Kristen, who were among the biggest stars on the show, were subsequently fired.

In the aftermath of the incident, Stassi retreated heavily from the public eye though has been posting with more frequency on Instagram since announcing her pregnancy.

The couple were dating for two years before Beau popped the question at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

In 2020, they announced they were expecting a baby girl.

Baby makes three: Schroeder has been candid about the highs and lows of her pregnancy

Baby makes three: Schroeder has been candid about the highs and lows of her pregnancy

Baby makes three: Schroeder has been candid about the highs and lows of her pregnancy 

He put a ring on it: Beau proposed to Stassi at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

He put a ring on it: Beau proposed to Stassi at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

He put a ring on it: Beau proposed to Stassi at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery 

While originally planning on tying the knot in Rome, Italy, the coronavirus pandemic changed everything and the couple ultimately wed in a small ceremony in September 2020.

‘Today would’ve been our wedding day. We went and did it anyway,’ she announced on Instagram.

She still harbored hopes for a destination wedding after the pandemic.

‘Hopefully Italian dream wedding oct 2021,’ she added.

They did it! Stassi and Beau tied the knot in September 2020

They did it! Stassi and Beau tied the knot in September 2020

They did it! Stassi and Beau tied the knot in September 2020

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Chloe Ferry showcases her incredible curves in a skintight leotard for sultry snaps 

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She’s set to look for Mr Right once more after confirming her return to Celebs Go Dating.

And Chloe Ferry set pulses racing as she showcased her jaw-dropping figure in a skintight leotard in an Instagram post on Thursday.

The Geordie Shore star, 25, looked sensational as she sported the grey bodysuit while striking a series of poses for the camera.

Wow: Chloe Ferry set pulses racing as she showcased her jaw-dropping figure in a skintight leotard in an Instagram post on Thursday

Wow: Chloe Ferry set pulses racing as she showcased her jaw-dropping figure in a skintight leotard in an Instagram post on Thursday

Wow: Chloe Ferry set pulses racing as she showcased her jaw-dropping figure in a skintight leotard in an Instagram post on Thursday

Chloe let her platinum blonde locks fall loose down her shoulders in the snaps as she displayed her peachy posterior. 

Adding glamour to her look with a smokey eye, the reality star fixed the camera with a sultry stare.     

Chloe put on another racy display as she posed up a storm in sexy underwear on Wednesday.

The social media star looked sensational as she slipped her eye-popping curves into skimpy white lace lingerie.

Sizzling: The Geordie Shore star, 25, looked sensational as she sported the grey bodysuit while striking a series of poses for the camera

Sizzling: The Geordie Shore star, 25, looked sensational as she sported the grey bodysuit while striking a series of poses for the camera

Sizzling: The Geordie Shore star, 25, looked sensational as she sported the grey bodysuit while striking a series of poses for the camera

Chloe oozed confidence as she gazed at the camera while showcasing her tiny waist and very ample assets in the barely-there two-piece. 

Amping up the glamour, the star wore her tresses in a poker straight style, while she added a sleek palette of make-up to her face. 

Captioning the sizzling snap, the Newcastle native simple wrote: ‘Fancy you’.

Chloe later took to her stories, where she once again flaunted her figure in a baby pink bra.

Stunning: Chloe looked sensational as she slipped her eye-popping curves into skimpy white lace lingerie on Instagram on Wednesday

Stunning: Chloe looked sensational as she slipped her eye-popping curves into skimpy white lace lingerie on Instagram on Wednesday

Stunning: Chloe looked sensational as she slipped her eye-popping curves into skimpy white lace lingerie on Instagram on Wednesday

Sultry look: Chloe later took to her stories, where she once again flaunted her figure in a baby pink bra

Sultry look: Chloe later took to her stories, where she once again flaunted her figure in a baby pink bra

Sultry look: Chloe later took to her stories, where she once again flaunted her figure in a baby pink bra

The reality star’s assets were barely contained as she pouted and posed in a seductive video.

Chloe’s posts comes after she was confirmed to be taking part in her second stint on Celebs Go Dating. 

Chloe, who has been single since her split from Geordie Shore star Sam Gowland, said: ‘I am absolutely buzzing to join the agency for the second time this year. 

Work it: The reality star's assets were barely contained as she pouted and posed in a seductive video

Work it: The reality star's assets were barely contained as she pouted and posed in a seductive video

Work it: The reality star’s assets were barely contained as she pouted and posed in a seductive video

‘I did the virtual series and loved the whole process but am now really ready for the agents to find me a proper match.

‘Hopefully meeting face to face will help with feeling a real connection.’

Other stars joining the beauty on the show include  Made In Chelsea‘s Sophie Hermann, 33, and Love Island‘s Curtis Pritchard, 24.

While also joining the fray is Ibiza nightclub owner Wayne Lineker, Strictly Come Dancing runner up Karim Zeroual, Coronation Street’s Kimberly Hart-Simpson and DJ Tom Zanetti. 

She's back! Chloe's posts comes after she was confirmed to be taking part in her second stint on Celebs Go Dating

She's back! Chloe's posts comes after she was confirmed to be taking part in her second stint on Celebs Go Dating

She’s back! Chloe’s posts comes after she was confirmed to be taking part in her second stint on Celebs Go Dating 

Celebs Go Dating coaches Anna Williamson and Paul Carrick Brunson as well as receptionist Tom Read Wilson will also appear. 

The series, which is set to air in early 2021, will see the celebs and their potential matches all bed down together in the plush Sussex mansion for the first time.  

The unlucky-in-love celebrities will spend four weeks at the luxurious UK dating retreat looking for love. 

And for the first time in Celebs Go Dating history, the cameras will be follow the TV stars as they try to navigate the choppy waters of modern dating. 

Celebs Go Dating will return to E4 in early 2021. 

Thrilled: Chloe, who has been single since her split from Geordie Shore star Sam Gowland, said: 'I am absolutely buzzing to join the agency for the second time this year'

Thrilled: Chloe, who has been single since her split from Geordie Shore star Sam Gowland, said: 'I am absolutely buzzing to join the agency for the second time this year'

Thrilled: Chloe, who has been single since her split from Geordie Shore star Sam Gowland, said: ‘I am absolutely buzzing to join the agency for the second time this year’

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