But today his 66-year-old parent revealed he was very much alive - and living in a smart three-storey house in Bristol, not far from his carpenter son. While we further investigate the nature, and meaning, of Darrens tattoos, we have removed the video featuring him from our social media pages, and will not be broadcasting any episodes of The Chop: Britains Top Woodworker until we have concluded that investigation, the statement said.
Dr Adam Rutherford, a geneticist and author of How To Argue With a Racist, highlighted other potential Nazi symbolism inked on Lumsdens face. Lee cracks jokes about Darren's tattoos, which cover most of his face. During their interview Lee Mack himself commented on the amount of ink on Mr Lumsden's face after he introduced himself as 'The Woodman'. Visit our corporate site (opens in new tab). Signup for Breaking News Alerts & Newsletters. ', They later added: 'While we investigate the nature & meaning of Darren's tattoos we have removed the video featuring him from our social media, & will not be broadcasting any eps of The Chop until we have concluded that investigation. The first episode premiered on October 15, after viewers had already spotted the dubious tattoos. The bloke has Nazi tattoos on his face ffs. For other inquiries, Contact Us. ", Historian Elizabeth Boyle, of Maynooth University, tweeted: WHAT THE F***, @HISTORYUK ? The first episode aired last week, but the series was halted indefinitely as the network plans to investigate contestant Darren Lumsden, who is covered in tattoos as far as viewers can see. Earlier this month, a clip from The Chop: Britain's Top Woodworker went viral, due to contestant Darren Lumsden's tattoos. However, the channel responded today saying '1988 is the year of his fathers death' and that the tattoos 'have no political or ideological meaning'. As outrage grew on social media, the history channel posted a statement saying: "Darrens tattoos denote significant events in his life and have no political or ideological meaning whatsoever. The Campaign Against Antisemitism expressed concern about the tattoos. So if there's gonna be people getting in my way, there might be fireworks. Deadline is a part of Penske Media Corporation. Sky History, the joint-venture UK television channel run by A+E Networks UK and Comcast-owned Sky, has canceled its reality competition series The Chop: Britains Top Woodworker after questions arose over whether a contestant had Nazi tattoos emblazoned on his face. Depending on how long Lumsden lasted in the competition during production, which had a similar format to Great British Bake-Off (which itself could not be stopped even by the COVID-19 pandemic), it might be possible to edit around him and still air the season. I have my daughter on the back of my head and my son on my cheek. Cecilia Lenzen is a freelance writer for the Daily Dot. On his scalp, the father of two has the number 14 tattooed. No one went on the show to become famous. Some viewers were quick to single out one of his tattoos - a prominent '88' on his cheek - which they took as a right-wing symbol. However, Lumsden insisted that 1988 was the year of his father's death and said he does not have Nazi tattoos. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. Darren McLeod Student at Olivet College Olivet, Michigan, United States. Sky History first pulled the series last week pending an investigation into complaints about participant Darren Lumsden's alleged Nazi body art, including the number 88 tattooed on his cheek,. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Sky History said there was an innocent explanation for the number. To a degree. While Lumsden had stated that the 88 on his face signifies 1988, the year of his father's death, various tattoos on his face coincide with symbols commonly used by neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Sky History is intolerant of racism and all forms of hatred and any use of symbols or numbers is entirely incidental and not meant to cause harm or offence.. SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER, FIRST TAKE, Fall TV 2020: All the Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows - So Far (Photos). 'Sky HISTORY is intolerant of racism and all forms of hatred and any use of symbols or numbers is entirely incidental and not meant to cause harm or offence. On the right side of his nose appears to be a Sig rune, which the Nazis used to symbolise victory. But Mr Lumsden's father, 66-year-old Trevor Lumsden, has told the Daily Mail he was indeed alive and had not seen his son for some years. Neo-Nazis use two of these runes to signify the SS. According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), this is often used as shorthand for the 14 Words - the most popular white supremacist slogan in the world, coined by far-right terrorist David Lane. We have a safe, hygienic and private studio. The Campaign Against Antisemitism expressed concern about the tattoos. These numbers are often used to signify the letters W and P, the initials of White Power. Darren Lumsden is currently appearing in the Sky History . 'Sky HISTORY is intolerant of racism and all forms of hatred and any use of symbols or numbers is entirely incidental and not meant to cause harm or offence. Darren Lumsden, take your top off. In the video you will see two Deutz Fahr 5120G tractors as one is rak. "I'm. British geneticist and author of How To Argue With A Racist,Dr Adam Rutherford, confirmed that he had spotted several other numerical tattoos that were likely to bewhite supremacy symbols. In a 48-second introductory clip, Lumsden described himself as "patient to a degree," but what raised eyebrows was his array of tattoos, which include the number 88 on his right cheek. Morons. Ant-Man 3 Writer Defends The Movies Controversial Ending, Star Wars Andy Serkis Talks Being Gutted Over Snokes Death In The Last Jedi, And Whether Hed Reprise The Character, The Mandalorian's Jon Favreau Dropped A Shocking Grogu Reveal Ahead Of Season 3, And I Can't Quite Believe It, Following La Brea's Dino-Sized Cliffhanger, The Showrunner Breaks Down Eve's Fate And That Big Reveal About Gavin, After Trevor Noahs Daily Show Departure, Writer Josh Johnson Talks Everything He Learned From Working With The Comedian. Twitter user and writer Dawn Foster revealed that "very basic research throws up the fact that his father was on the electoral roll at a Bristol address from 2002-11 despite allegedly dying in 1988." The comic fronts the Sky History craft show The Chop: Britain's Top Woodworker, which has come under fire on social media for featuring the heavily inked Darren Lumsden. Sky History is just like the USA's History Channel. The father-of-two, from Bristol is one of ten contestants on the show, which starts on Thursday, and is filmed in Epping Forest. ", Then later to presenter Lee Mack, he says: "So I'm known as The Woodman. The UK's History Channel has suspended broadcasting of its new show The Chop: Britain's Top Woodworker after viewers pointed out that one of the . Along with the numbers, Mr Lumsden, a joiner from Bristol, appears to have a Sig rune - a symbol often mistaken for a lightning bolt which the Nazis used to symbolise victory - tattooed on the. The sunrises through the sea mist over the sculpture The Couple by Sean Henry at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea on the Northumberland coast. I can see at least 5 recognised Nazi/white power tattoos on this guy's face. Sky bosses have halted broadcasting a show after a social media backlash erupted over a Portishead carpenter's tattoos. He was also accused of having a sig rune symbol - used by Nazis to symbolise victory and often mistaken as a lightning bolt - on the right side of his nose, and a number 14 on his scalp which can represent '14 words', a slogan coined by white supremacist terrorist David Lane. Darren also carries the numbers 23 and 15 at the sides of his head, which usually signify white power using the same numerical code. We are thoroughly reviewing our internal processes following the investigation. We are thoroughly reviewing our internal processes following the investigation. Facebook gives people the power. The Chop: Britain's Top Woodworker, featuring comedian Lee Mack, had invited carpenters to test out their skills to be crowned Britain's best. But its not just 88 that Twitter sleuths have identified as being problematic. and