The rebooted puppet show has been roundly slammed on social media for airing two scenes of the politician claiming she is an “annoying feminist” and using some pretty crude language.
The first scene shows a thief trying to steal someone’s scooter in the middle of the night before they are interrupted by a superhero: The Fox Man - or Keir Starmer who tries to de-escalate the incident. Then, another superhero figure version of Jess Phillips appears.
“Aren’t you Jess Phillips, the annoying outspoken feminist who wants to drag Labour more to the centre?” the Starmer character asks.
“No, I’m Viral, the annoying outspoken feminist superhero who wants to make Labour more electable.”
Meanwhile, after it depicted Greta Thunberg in 2020, some said it was unfair to target her. The show issued a statement explaining it stood by its decision, adding “it’s nothing to do with her as an individual”.
Britbox declined to comment when indy100 contacted them on this occasion. Indy100 has also contacted Jess Phillips.