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Great British Baking judge Prue Leith reacts to Mexican Week backlash episode – Deadline

Prue Leith and her colleague The Great British Bake Off there were judges and owners criticized on social media about the week in Mexico a show that reduced the rich Mexican culture and cuisine to stereotypical images. After the backlash, Judge Leith is now speaking out about the controversy.

“There would be absolutely no intention to offend. That’s not the spirit of the show,” she said in an interview The New Yorker.

Without delving too much into the controversy surrounding the Mexican-themed episode, Leith talked about the benefits of the series and “the whole phenomenon Bake” and how she thinks it is “absolutely extraordinary”.

“It’s quite a cliché, but I believe that most of the time it’s a force for good. Everything we do in life causes a certain amount of stress — we always don’t have enough time, we don’t have enough money, all kinds of terrible things are happening all over the world,” she added.

Leith continued to speak Bake was “a safe space where the worst thing that could happen is that someone drops their baked goods. And everyone will sympathize! Nobody’s going to cheer, nobody’s going to say, ‘Oh, well, you’re out of the way, now I’m going to win.’ There is no such abomination that sometimes happens at competitions.”

To promote the themed episode, hosts Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding made a joke that they later shared in the official series. Bake A Twitter page that many fans didn’t find funny.

This was not the first time the show has been criticized for its insensitivity to other cultures. Back in 2020, the show produced a “Japan Week” episode that drew a similar response from viewers.


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