The Daily Star today reports that the BBC allegedly aired a faked show that falsely branded a peaceful jungle tribe as sex-mad savages, experts say.
Here’s the paper’s article…
Viewers saw Peruvians threatening Brit hosts and declaring: “We use arrows to kill outsiders.”
But scientists fluent in the tribe’s language insist they were simply saying: “You come from far away where lots of gringos live.”
Chiefs of the Matsigenka tribe were also seen indulging in kinky, weird and cruel rituals.
They included threatening to rub hot chillis on men’s privates and staging wild “pig dances”.
But top anthropologists Dr Glenn Shepard and Ron Snell said the Matsigenkas were “shy and discreet”.
BBC Worldwide series Mark & Olly: Living With The Machigenga featured Mark Anstice, 44, and Olly Steeds, 36, adapting to jungle life.
Dr Glenn, who worked with the tribe for 35 years, raged: “I am totally shocked by Mark and Olly’s antics.
“They grossly misrepresent the culture of these people.”
Makers Cicada Productions said they were not aware of the accusations and had no comment.
A BBC spokesman said they would not air the show again.
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