If you've ever tuned into Pointless at the weekends, you'll know that in place of the usual format is a celebrity edition. This weekend's episode saw Keith Chegwin, Iain Lee, Antony Costa, Michelle Heaton, Lisa Maxwell, Rav Wilding, Helen Lederer and Nicholas Parsons take on the questions about pointless knowledge, and one particular answer has caused quite a stir on social media.

The picture round required the semi-finalists to name a bunch of Brit Award winning acts from the '90s based on the things they saw, one of which was the picture below:

Two girls, near some spice. Spice Girls, right? Well, while it may seem obvious from an outsider's perspective, Iain and Keith suggested that it was Cornershop. They are indeed a '90s band and apparently Michelle and Antony thought the same thing.

Moments later, they realised their mistake and figured out that it was indeed the Spice Girls, but the comments had already started rolling in, claiming their answer was an act of casual racism.

For those of you that may not know, casual racism is defined as:

Casual racism is one form of racism. It refers to conduct involving negative stereotypes or prejudices about people on the basis of race, colour or ethnicity.
Examples include jokes, off-handed comments, and exclusion of people from social situations on the basis of race.




After the topic started to get some attention, there were quite a few people arguing from the opposite camp too.

Iain's now spoken out about the matter, and he vehemently denies the claims.

What a morning indeed. What are your thoughts readers?

Jade Moscrop

Jade Moscrop heads up the Pretty52 team. She has an unhealthy obsession with her dog, loves all varieties of cheese and doesn't mind a glass of wine or two.

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