Accusations of racism against someone who died nearly 50 years ago are IMO stupid Formby was a variety act who graduated to films and TV and was a great professional He also did a lot of war work entertaining the troops Who I recall were fighting the Nazis who were just a bit racist themselves
Re Mr Woo who ran a laundry became a window cleaner and an Air Raid Warden hardly demeaning THERE ARE MR A NUMBER OF MR WU restaurants all over Soho in London The owners and most of the clientele are Chinese Its like calling an Irish man Murphy like Frank Carson an Irish comic does. The French who are also a tiny bit racist call the English rosbif
I got criticised for singing a version of the Road to Mandalay by an earnest African Caribbean guy who kept on until pointed out that Kipling had written a number of poems in admiration of people from different ethnic backgrounds such as Gunga Din and that his idol Mozart protrayal of Monostatos was hardly non racist
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