Shocking Neighbors plot saw Chinese family accused of eating the dog

The Neighbors storyline they desperately want you to forget: Shocking early ’90s plot saw Chinese family on Ramsay Street accused of eating the Robinsons’ DOG

Footage has resurfaced of a problematic Neighbors storyline in which a Chinese family on Ramsay Street was accused of eating a dog.

In the extraordinary clip, which has gained attention on YouTube after the series finale last week, Jim Robinson’s daughter Julie Martin (played by Julie Mullins) accuses the Lim family of eating her missing dog.

‘That sort of thing might be acceptable in your country, Mrs Lim, but in Australia we consider it barbaric,’ Julie says.

Footage has resurfaced of a problematic Neighbors storyline in which a Chinese family on Ramsay Street was accused of eating a dog. (Pictured: Jenny Lim, played by Diane Bakar-Coleclough)

A shocked Jenny Lim responds: ‘You think we ate her? This is what you think of us. How dare you suggest such a thing. I’ve never been so insulted.’

The short-lived storyline, which reflected suburban prejudices about Asian Australians in the early ’90s, re-emerged after the Neighbors finale on Thursday night.

The last-ever episode of the long-running series, which first began in 1985, aired Down Under on Thursday and in the UK on Friday.

In the extraordinary clip, which has gained attention on YouTube after the series finale last week, Julie Martin (played by Julie Mullins) accuses the Lim family of eating her missing dog

In the extraordinary clip, which has gained attention on YouTube after the series finale last week, Julie Martin (played by Julie Mullins) accuses the Lim family of eating her missing dog

Now it has been confirmed that the fictional suburb of Erinsborough situated on Ramsay Street in Melbourne, Victoria, will be demolished.

Terry Smit of Go West, the team behind the official Neighbors tour, told the Daily Star: ‘We are advised by Fremantle Media that the sets will be dismantled and that the space will be used for their next project, whatever that may be.’

Mr Smit added: ‘As the sets are being dismantled, there is nothing left for us to tour, so the tour will be discontinued.’

The short-lived storyline, which reflected suburban prejudices about Asian Australians in the early '90s, re-emerged after the Neighbors finale on Thursday night.  (Pictured: Jenny and Raymond Lim, played by Diane Bakar-Coleclough and TS Kong)

The short-lived storyline, which reflected suburban prejudices about Asian Australians in the early ’90s, re-emerged after the Neighbors finale on Thursday night. (Pictured: Jenny and Raymond Lim, played by Diane Bakar-Coleclough and TS Kong)

The finale of Neighbours, which first began in 1985, aired Down Under on Thursday and in the UK on Friday.  (Pictured: Jane Harris and Mike Young, played by Annie Jones and Guy Pearce)

The finale of Neighbours, which first began in 1985, aired Down Under on Thursday and in the UK on Friday. (Pictured: Jane Harris and Mike Young, played by Annie Jones and Guy Pearce)

Although Erinsborough is fictional, the tour’s website notes: ‘Ramsay Street is a real street where ordinary people live!’

The long-running Australian soap came to an end after 37 years last week.

The likes of Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Guy Pearce and Margot Robbie returned to bid farewell to the show that launched their journeys to stardom.

The finale focused on Toadie’s (Ryan Moloney) wedding to Melanie (Lucinda Cowden) as he finally got his happily ever after.

Now it has been confirmed that the fictional suburb of Erinsborough situated on Ramsay Street in Melbourne, Victoria, will be demolished

Now it has been confirmed that the fictional suburb of Erinsborough situated on Ramsay Street in Melbourne, Victoria, will be demolished

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