The Great British Bake Off, a popular amateur baking competition show across the pond, is unaccustomed to controversy.
That changed this past weekend as an old photo of one of the show's judges, Paul Hollywood, dressed like a Nazi has emerged online:
It even made the cover of Britain's The Sun...
The photo sparked debate on Twitter:
In his public statement on the matter, Paul Hollywood expressed regret and sought to explain the full context of the costume:
“I am absolutely devastated if this caused offence to anyone, the picture was taken 14 years ago en route to a Comedy TV Shows Themed New Year’s Eve Party and a group of us dressed up as characters from the classic TV show ‘Allo ‘Allo. Everyone who knows me, knows I am incredibly proud of the efforts of those, including my own grandfather, who fought against the Nazis during the war.”
Despite the circumstances, though, many were still outraged...
Although one user found another one of Hollywood's outfits just as offensive...
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