Celebrity / 14-01-2020

James Jordan sparks outrage after calling This Morning guest 'this black woman' after racism debate

James Jordan spoke out after he watched a discussion on This Morning about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 's decision to step down as senior members of the royal family

James Jordan sparks outrage after calling This Morning guest 'this black woman' after racism debate

James Jordan has sparked outrage after wading into the debate about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle .

The former Strictly Come Dancing professional, 41, spoke out after he watched a discussion on This Morning about the couple's decision to step down as senior members of the royal family.

He branded lawyer and activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu "this black woman" for saying Meghan has been the victim of racism since becoming royal.

He accused Dr Shola of being "racist against white people" in the tweet, which has caused huge controversy.

Speaking on This Morning on Monday, Dr Shola had said: "The reason why the racism experienced by Meghan feels so personal, and it deeply resonates with a lot of people, is because it’s symptomatic by the racism of the United Kingdom."

James Jordan has been slammed for referring to a This Morning guest as 'that black woman'

James' tweet

Watching along at home, James couldn't help but comment on the debate, taking issue with the UK being called racist.

He tweeted: "This black woman on This Morning talking about Harry and Megan is racist against “WHITE” people. FACT!!!"

His post was criticised by Twitter users, who defended Shola.

One said: "'This black woman' has a name and a doctorate it would be polite to acknowledge that. The hatred that Dr Shola is receiving, is exactly what is wrong with this country. If you deny the experiences of Black people, you are not standing with these women, YOU are against them."

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu said Meghan Markle was a victim of racism

"'This black woman.' You f***ing EGG," another posted.

A third tweeted: "I am honestly so embarrassed to have read this tweet. You have literally zero idea of what it means or feels like to be oppressed or to be a minority. White people have not faced opression. Especially white heterosexual men. Period."

"You just proved her point," another wrote.

Another agreed: "White people who think they’re a victim of racism are so far from understanding racism, it makes my head hurt."

Meghan and Harry are standing down as senior members of the royal family

James hit back at one Twitter user who said: "You need to grow a brain. Your white male privilege seems to have prevented that from happening."

He responded: "Wow!!! Is this acceptable? Imagine the outrage if I said something like that."

Mirror Online has contacted James' reps for comment.



14-01-2020 03:45, source: irishmirror, by James Foster
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