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In one of the videos, titled "Heroes", the character recites a poem extolling a series of British figures: Boudicca, Edward I, William Shakespeare, Isaac Newton, Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Captain Scott, Enoch Powell and Nick Griffin. Every verse except for the one on Griffin ends with a statement that the individual was white.
Tabloid newspaper The News of the World described the character as "a venom-spouting racist puppet"; the "Heroes" video was also criticised by Hari Kunzru of The Guardian. An episode of Have I Got News for You played a clip containing the Boudicca verse, prompting Stuart Maconie to jokingly comment "Pixar have gone really downhill, haven't they?".
The puppet itself was not commissioned by the BNP but was, in fact, a standard puppet bought off-the-shelf.
- Milmo, Cahal; Rawlinson, Kevin (2009-10-22). "10 things you should know about the BNP when you watch Question Time tonight - The Independent". London. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/10-things-you-should-know-about-the-bnp-when-you-watch-question-time-tonight-1806874.html. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- BNP target kids in weekend training sessions - News Of The World. Retrieved on 2010-08-03.
- Kunzru, Hari (2009-05-30). "BNP puppets are not the real threat - The Guardian". London. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/may/30/bnp-puppets-recruitment-tools. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- "Episode 5, series 37". Have I Got News for You. 22 May 2009.
- "Meet the new Billy Brit". 2009-05-27. http://www.bloggerheads.com/archives/2009/05/billy_brit/. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
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