Far-right activist disgusts C4 News viewers after saying: “Take in a Syrian refugee, I hope you don’t get raped”
Channel 4 News viewers were left angered last night after a far-right activist made some shocking comments about refugees.
Former BNP member Jack Buckby appeared on the news programme yesterday evening alongside National Union of Students Black Student’s Campaign member Barbara Ntumy to discuss the emergence of the ‘alt-right’.
The far-right activist, who stood in the by-election for murdered MP Jo Cox’s seat last year, shocked both the members of the studio and the viewing public at home with his controversial remarks about Syrian refugees.
As presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy launched the debate, Buckby began by stating how he wanted “people who are a drain on society” to be deported. Ntumy strongly objected Buckby’s position, questioning: “Who gets to decide who is a drain on society?”
Buckby then proceeded to hand a refugee application form to Ntumy live on air.
He said: “You know what, put your money where your mouth is – Syrian refugees application form.
“Take one home, take in a Syrian refugee. I hope you don’t get raped.”
The remark was met with gasps in the studio and one crew member could be heard saying: “Oh my god”.
Further fuelled by Ntumy’s shocked dismay, Buckby continued to tell the student campaigner that her “faux outrage” was “despicable”.
Viewers immediately took to Twitter to air their complaints:
Jack Buckby honestly said “take in a Syrian refugee, I hope you don’t get raped”….. sorry?
— Rhammel Afflick (@Rhammified) February 8, 2017
Jack Buckby is vile 😷 watching #channel4news on +1 and shocked at hearing him say “I hope you don’t get raped” talking about Syrian refugees
— Jennifer McGee (@JenniferMMcGee) February 8, 2017
— Alex Bradbrook (@AlexBradbrook) February 8, 2017
Guru-Murthy later labelled his presentation of a refugee application form a “stunt”.