Claymation character Morph, popularised by the children's TV art show Take Hart, was today embroiled in row over racism on the BBC. Though his words are commonly thought of as unintelligible babble, many are now accusing him of spewing an unbroken stream of racist expletives from the 1970s to the present.
The alleged plastercine racist was unavailable for comment, though issued this statement through his lawyer:
'I am shocked at the allegations. The thought that my language across 35 years has sounded like a constant tyrade of racial abuse has left me confounded and bemused. I consider my views to be cosmopolitan and liberal; Many of my closest friends are blue, nail-brushes or made of tin-foil.
'As amorphous characters made of modelling clay, we have a 'melting pot' attitude to race, and I have for many years shared a pencil box with my grey-skinned life partner, Chas.
'Though we were no stranger to the kind of blue language that used to 'colour the air' between takes in the Take Hart days, this was simply the culture of the time, and once the cameras were on everyone was purely professional.'
The accusations come shortly after Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson received a ticking off from the BBC regarding his use of a rhyme containing the words 'Eeny, meeny, miny, moe' - which are commonly known to be stereotypical names for Teletubbies.