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Former Britain's Got Talent contestant barred from performing with 'racist' marionettes

• https://www.telegraph.co.uk, Telegraph Reporters

Grandfather Roger Butler, 73 - who uses the stage name Chucklefoot - was told by organisers that people had complained his 12-inch high puppets were "politically incorrect" and "casually racist" .

And he was asked to leave them behind when he returned to play on the second day of the weekend-long Fibre East event at Redborne School in Ampthill, Beds, because of "cultural sensitivities"

Organiser Alison Lane texted him to say: "Bit awkward but I had a few comments about your puppets and the fact they are a little politically incorrect.

"It's the two front ones they don't like. The words 'casual racism' were used. I can't just ignore the comments or social media will tear me apart."


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