Mr Rude

By: ELOISE WALTON

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MR MEN, a popular British cartoon and television series, has a new character called Mr Rude, who speaks in a bad French accent.

A source from the French embassy in London told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper: “It is obviously meant in a light-hearted way, but it won’t improve Anglo-French relations.” A spokeswoman for Channel Five, which is airing the show said: “Mr Men is a comedy show for four to seven-year-olds. The fact that Mr Rude has a French accent is meant to be light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek and no offence is intended.”