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'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' complaints dismissed

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Various complaints against Big Fat Gypsy Weddings have been dismissed by Ofcom.

The media regulator was investigating whether the use of the words "bigger", "fatter" and "gypsier" was appropriate in the reality TV show's latest ad campaign after the Advertising Standards Authority received more than 300 complaints.

According to The Guardian, Ofcom found that the controversial adverts on TVs and billboards are not offensive or racist and cleared the Channel 4 show of any breach of the British broadcasting code.

They also dismissed many complaints from Gypsy Blood viewers that the programme had broadcast cruelty to animals after a scene showing a dog being trained to kill baby deer.

Ofcom also dismissed these complaints, arguing that the documentary was broadcast after 10pm, the scenes were only short sequences and that all the scenes, however shocking, were all justified within the factual context of the episode.

Channel 4's commissioning editor Nick Hornby has previously defended Big Fat Gypsy Weddings following criticism from the gypsy community, insisting that the programme is "fair and accurate".

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