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Channel 4 pulls ‘IT Crowd’ episode over transphobic content

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The IT Crowd has been pulled from Channel 4’s catch-up service All 4 after it was widely condemned as transphobic.In the season three episode from 2008, titled The Speech, Lucy Montgomery plays a transgender woman, April, who dates the company’s boss, Douglas Reynholm (Matt Berry).

When Douglas discovers April is transgender he responds angrily: “It’s not you, it’s me. No actually, it’s not me, it is you”, before the pair engage in a physical fight.The IT Crowd co-creator, Graham Linehan, has condemned Channel 4’s decision to remove the episode in a blog post.

He’s called for the broadcaster to reinstate it because he believes supporting transgender rights “is a source of oppression for women, historically and globally” and that C4’s.

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