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Canada Newfoundlanders call out Bourdain's TV show

20:52  10 may  2018
20:52  10 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain ’ s TV show is discovering the danger of calling Newfoundlanders by a certain diminutive nickname many find offensive. The Twitter account for CNN’s Parts Unknown used the term “newfie” in a promotional tweet for this week’s hotly anticipated episode

a group of people sitting at a beach© Provided by thecanadianpress.com ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's TV show is discovering the danger of calling Newfoundlanders by a certain diminutive nickname many find offensive.

The Twitter account for CNN's "Parts Unknown" used the term "Newfie" in a promotional tweet for this Sunday's hotly anticipated episode on Newfoundland and Labrador.

The official "Parts Unknown" account shared an article with Newfoundland-related books and local slang, saying "Embrace the Newfies as they are."

Users were quick to jump on the use of the term that's considered derogatory, with origins implying Newfoundlanders are unintelligent and lazy.

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One man tweeted that "a fair portion of Newfoundlanders find the term 'Newfie' offensive" and said it was hard to understand why they used it "in an otherwise excellent article."

James Baker of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., published a research paper last year on the history of the term, and its perception among post-secondary students in Newfoundland. He found that the results were a "mixed bag," but people were quick to notice when the term was used in a derogatory way — especially on social media.

"When you have someone who's not a Newfoundlander uses it, people tend to pay much more attention to it, especially someone as famous as Anthony Bourdain," said Baker.

But Baker says most Americans, including Bourdain, likely wouldn't pick up on the nuance behind the term, which has been compared to derogatory terms for other ethnic groups, like using "Polack" to refer to someone of Polish heritage.

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain ’ s TV show has apologized for calling Newfoundlanders by a diminutive nickname many find offensive. The Twitter account for CNN’s Parts Unknown used the term “Newfie” in a now-deleted tweet promoting this Sunday’s hotly anticipated episode on Newfoundland

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain ’ s TV show has apologized for calling Newfoundlanders by a diminutive nickname many find offensive. The Twitter account for CNN’s “Parts Unknown” used the term “Newfie” in a now-deleted tweet promoting this Sunday’s hotly anticipated

Baker added that while coverage of the province in American media can be fraught with cultural misunderstandings, interest in Newfoundland from outsiders can be seen as a positive, inviting potential visitors in the future.

"Anything that paints the province in a positive light is a great opportunity for tourism."

Paul De Decker, a linguistics professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, says the term "runs a gambit" when discussed in his classes. Some students see it as a "badge of honour" or an endearing term, while others think it's inappropriate, especially from people who aren't from the island.

But De Decker sees potential for linguistic change with new audiences like American "Parts Unknown" viewers, who are likely unaware of the term's history, or the stereotype of Newfoundland as an economically disadvantaged province.

"They see it [Newfoundland] for how Anthony Bourdain has portrayed it," said De Decker. "They may not take away the same meaning that Canadians and Newfoundlanders have understood the term in the past. To them there might be nothing but positive associations with the term."

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain ' s TV show has apologized for calling Newfoundlanders by a diminutive nickname many find offensive.

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"It would be great if we're now at the time, and maybe this is one episode, one media outlet, where the term can take on what we call amelioration — it takes on a positive aspect."

The celebrity chef visited the province last fall, dining with local chefs on delicacies from moose meat to authentic fish and chips.

Bourdain also visited the French island of St. Pierre off the coast of Newfoundland, and embarked on cod fishing and moose hunting excursions.

Bourdain's Instagram posts, including a photo of himself enjoying a seaside dinner in front of a bearskin rug with the caption "#newfoundland," generated local excitement at the time.

Jeremy Charles, head chef behind Raymond's in downtown St. John's, hosted Bourdain on his visit, serving up menu items and showing off the province's splendours.

In an interview on the "Parts Unknown" website, Charles said he's happy to see growing interest in Newfoundland's cuisine.

"I’ve got friends from across the country who see the ingredients we are working with, especially with the seafoods, and want to get their hands on them," said Charles.

"I hope people get a sense that it’s pretty magical place full of a lot of interesting, friendly people and amazing landscape."

As the airdate approaches, other locals are expressing their excitement for the showcase of Newfoundland's food and culture.

Said Twitter user @mrsmaris: "All of Canada will be watching. No, seriously."

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Anthony Bourdain is pushing back after another controversy over potentially offensive Canadian nicknames. The celebrity chef's CNN show, "Parts Unknown," aired an episode on Sunday on the cultural and culinary heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador.But, after it aired someone asked Bourdain on Twitter why two Quebec chefs were with him when he visited the province last fall, dining with local chefs on delicacies like moose meat and authentic fish and chips.© Provided by thecanadianpress.comBourdain shot back, saying the two "Frenchies" were the ones "solely responsible for enticing me there.

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