BBC comedy sketch mocks burka-covered girl

Paul Whitehouse (L) and Enfield (C) with the girl dressed in a burka during one sketch.

British comedian Harry Enfield has dragged the BBC into another race row after a preview of his latest sketch, which poked fun at Muslim women who wear burkas, was aired on Thursday. Media experts have criticised the show for apparently being in “poor taste.”

Enfield and his co-actor Paul Whitehouse were described as “crass and tasteless” on Thursday for seeming to mock ethnicities, the Daily Mail reported.

A preview of their latest show included a scene of a young Muslim girl in a burka standing alongside a boy wearing a costume of Pingu, an animated penguin.