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Halle to British DJ "Are we having a racist moment here?"

LONDON - What was meant to be a friendly chat to promote the new "X-Men" movie turned into a frosty discussion about race on a popular morning radio program, but the British Broadcasting Corp. defended its disc jockey.

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry appeared on Chris Moyles' Radio One breakfast show Thursday and clashed with her host after he impersonated what he described as a "big, fat, black guy."

"Are we having a racist moment here?" Berry, the first black actress to win an Academy Award for a lead role, asked Moyles after she took exception to his impersonation. Moyles, who is white, said he just couldn't do American accents.

Moyles made it clear on air that there was nothing racist in what he said, a BBC spokesman said Friday on condition of anonymity, in line with the corporation's policy.

The exchange began when Hugh Jackman, Berry's "X-Men: The Last Stand" co-star, jokingly suggested that Moyles might take the role of his body double if he ever landed the part of James Bond.

"I could definitely do that," Moyles said before adding, "Put your hands in the air!"

A somewhat puzzled Jackman replied, "Are you some kind of Brooklyn Bond?"

Moyles replied: "I'm a black American guy. A big, fat, black guy. Put your hands up in the air."

The interview continued, though the DJ later said Berry was "ratty" — British slang for grouchy.

Berry won an Oscar in 2002 for her role in "Monster's Ball."
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Moyles replied: "I'm a black American guy. A big, fat, black guy. Put your hands up in the air."
He probably meant no harm but it was dumb to say this. He was trying too hard to be cool or be ghetto or both.
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Moyles isn't racist, he's just a fucking idiot
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That is pretty stupid, but she really should not have jumped the gun and called him racist for it.

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Moyles isn't racist, he's just a fucking idiot
That's what I thought and I didn't need an entire transcription to get that. He did say something racially insensitive but it wasn't from a hateful place. He sounds really corny but I guess they go on there to promote stuff because he's really commercial.
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That is pretty stupid, but she really should not have jumped the gun and called him racist for it.
I'm just glad she called him on it. Some black folks wouldn't because they don't wanna cause trouble or what not.
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damn I wanted to post this thread.
Sorry My co-worker just e-mailed it to me and I c/p right away.
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not very funny joke imo

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Moyles is a pillock.

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Moyles is a pillock.
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not very funny joke imo
his jokes never are, the only people who laugh at them are his sycophantic co-presenters.
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I'm just glad she called him on it. Some black folks wouldn't because they don't wanna cause trouble or what not.
As if some European host would be stupid enough to say racist remarks when he has a black guest on in this day and age?
Berry was just throwing her weight around.

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As if some European host would be stupid enough to say racist remarks when he has a black guest on in this day and age?
Berry was just throwing her weight around.
As I already said I don't think this DJ is coming from a hateful racist place but you just don't say to a black person "I'm a black American guy. A big, fat, black guy. Put your hands up in the air" and NOT expect them to react to you. Maybe Halle pulled a diva move but based on what the dude said I don't blame her.
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