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Stephen Fry to change racist name of Dambusters' dog from Nigger to Digger

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stephen-fry-rewrites-the-DaA FAITHFUL hound who starred in the Dambusters movie and has made movie-goers uncomfortable for 66 years because of his racist name is to be rebranded by Stephen Fry.

 

In the original 1955 film the black Labrador was called Nigger. His name was used as a codeword in the plot and uttered 12 times leaving film fans squirming in their seats.

But comedian and writer Fry, 53,  is re-writing the script for a forthcoming remake and has confirmed the dog will be called Digger.

He said: “There is no question in America that you could ever have a dog called the N-word.

“In the film, you're constantly hearing 'n-word, n-word, n-word, hurray' and Barnes Wallis is punching the air, but obviously that's not going to happen now. So Digger seems okay, I reckon.”


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