A Bridgerton actress accused the British royal family of being “too white”

In an age of political correctness and the tyranny of labels, it seems like you have to apologize for everything. Even for being white. period series actress bRidgerton, Adjoa Andoh, has caused a real media storm in the United Kingdom, after “accusing” the royal family of being “horrible blondes”. An absurd comment made during the live coverage of the coronation of Carlos III last Saturday for the ITV channel.

The 60-year-old actress, whose mother was English and father from Ghana, is best known for playing Lady Danbury in the Netflix series, which is set in London high society during the English Regency period in the early 19th century.

Adjoa Andoh and Rege-Jean Page at BridgertonGTRES

Andoh spoke conflicting words as Raja and his family waved from the balcony Buckingham Palace, Thousands of people gathered to show their support. Stressed on How the ceremony “had passed from the rich variety of the abbey to the eerie white balcony. I am so amazed by it. I also look at those younger generations and think, ‘What are the nuances that they will adopt when they grow up?’

British royal family on the balcony of BuckinghamGTRES

Television regulator Ofcom has confirmed that they have already registered 4,165 complaints about your commentsWhich makes it the most reported moment on television in 2023 so far.

“Why is it okay to dismiss a family for being white?” “I am disappointed with Adjoa Andoh.” Another citizen commented: “The coronation was focused on promoting positive race relations and representing modern Britain.” “There were many people from different backgrounds who played prominent roles yesterday, but Adjoa chose to discriminate with his divisive comments.”

public apology

The actress backtracked the next day, insisting in a BBC interview that she had meant no offence, an apology which angered listeners for failing to justify her views. Instead, Radio 4 presenter Paddy O’Connell showed his support for Andoh, insisting that he had “nothing to apologize for”.

The actress wanted to calm the waters, launching a defense of Carlos III, who, according to her, has tried to diversify the Crown. “I continue to celebrate the King who created the Prince’s Trust, loves the artsCares for the future of all religions and our environment, as it has been for many decades. This is an exciting time in our history.”

The coronation guests came from a variety of backgrounds and the ceremony featured a performance by the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, who is Hindu, and the Ascension Choir gospel singers.

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