How saintly: Ewan McGregor and a friend took a motorycycle trip all the way down to South Africa from Scotland. Apparently, Africa isn’t the land of heads on pikes and the seething, corrupted heart of mankind. It’s a relatively pleasant place! How quaint.
Sarcasm aside, Ewan should get off of his high horse (or in this case, motorycle) and realize that 1) his views are inherently biased by his perspective. There deference, kindness, and hospitality he was shown in Africa certainly couldn’t have been on account of his travelling with a TV crew (and presumably lots of money), could it?
By fighting a bias that shouldn’t be there in the first place, McGregor is just feeding European paternalism by acknowledging it into existence. Better to respect Africa’s sovereignty and let it speak for itself.