Struggle Street: SBS Betray Their Most Loyal Viewers, Poor People And Wogs

Struggle Street: SBS Betray Their Most Loyal Viewers, Poor People And Wogs

7 May, 2015. 10:55

CLANCY OVERELL| Editor | Contact

A couple of hardworking "battlers" are portrayed quite poorly by the SBS
A couple of hardworking “battlers” are portrayed quite poorly by the SBS

The controversial SBS documentary Struggle Street has received a mixed reaction from viewers after its first broadcast, with many sympathising with the show’s subjects.

Struggle Street follows the lives of local “battlers” in Mount Druitt, in Sydney’s west, and has prompted outcry from residents over what they say is the program’s unflattering depiction of their area.

However, many of the locals – including Blacktown Mayor Stephen Bali – publicly campaigned for the SBS to not broadcast it and labelled it “publicly funded poverty porn”.

Several fat wogs illegally drive a motorbike on the streets of Mount Druitt, like the pathetic pieces of shit they are
Several fat wogs illegally drive a motorbike on the streets of Mount Druitt, like the pathetic pieces of shit they are

“There is more to us than just soccer and late night nudity. We are a powerful, albeit publicly-funded, content generator”

A family of "bogans" are upset they have been protrayed as bogans by the SBS
A family of “bogans” are upset they have been protrayed as bogans by the SBS

As confident as the SBS are presenting themselves, in their new “controversial” space. It seems the fact that they went ahead with this program, despite being politely asked not to, means they may have lost their most important viewers. Wogs and poor people.

Local wog, Nonna Carbone says the SBS helped her family during the early stages of migration in the 80’s. However, since her children have finished school, she feels like the SBS has begun to make fun of her working class family.

“When I come from Italia, SBS play news and soccer from home. We love SBS, we love Malcolm Fraser. But now SBS make fun of my son. My son drive truck, SBS make fun! Figlio Di Putana!

Nonna Carbone says the SBS has become to smug for her liking.
Nonna Carbone says the SBS has become to smug for her liking.

Twitter lit up with the hashtag #StruggleStreet during the show’s broadcast at 8.30pm last night, quickly trending across Australia, with many praising the show and just as many criticizing.

Another popular hashtag, currently trending in Sydney’s west is #FukSBS – an aggressive response to last nights premiere.

Only time will tell if the network can win back their old viewers and return to their enviable position at the top of the late night ratings. Although, the Korean Language News Hour is still the highest rating program in the 3:00 am timeslot Australia-wide

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