The new comedy series, Citizan Khan, debuted on the Britain’s BBC One channel on Monday night and was not as favored by viewers as it was intended. Many viewers were outraged at the stereotypes and mockery that were displayed in just the first episode.
LaughSpin.Com reported that Citizan Khan was created by and also stars a British Muslim, Adil Ray. The show focuses on an over-the-top husband, father, and community leader.
One scene in particular that caused the most controversy was when Mr. Khan walks into his daughter’s room, and she quickly puts on her hijab and opens the Koran as if she were doing that all along. Hurriyet Daily News reported that some viewers were appalled because the daughter “disrespectfully opens the Koran” when her father walks in, while other said it was “terrible stereotyping, ignorant and just dreadful.”
Although there was a lot of negative remarks about the new series, BBC stated that there was some positive remarks as well. Citizan Khan launched successfully with “3.6 million viewers and a 21.5 percent share in the late-night slot,” Hurriyet Daily News reported.
The criticism for Citizan Khan is half negative and half positive. Will the negative input be enough to cause this series to come crashing down before its even picked up, or will the reported 3.6 million viewers keep it alive?
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