I agree that this idea is controversial and quite possibly ill-advised. Over a million people died in the Famine, and over a million more emigrated, never to see their homes again. The conditions that people suffered through were inhumane, and the response of the British government at the time was wholly inadequate and indefensible. However, even with all of this in mind, I think that this show should go ahead.
|This scene, in which "Hitler" humorously promotes the Hitler Youth, is followed with real footage of the children who joined and the revelation that they ended up having to fight in the war despite their age.|
|Laughing one minute, despairing at the death and destruction the next.|
If it doesn't, then I'll join in calling for its removal. But first, let's wait and see. Comedies about terrible events in history have the potential to be controversial and offensive, but they also have the potential to convey the gravity and seriousness of those events. We'll just have to wait and see if this show can strike the right note.