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Why Are Some Black People Are Racist Towards White Royals – OPINION

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Even black people can be racist. There is also such a thing as Black supremacy, though not a lot of people want to acknowledge that some black people generally hate white people because they feel their ancestors have been oppressed. So, what happens when a black actress, Adjoa Andoh, sits in as a coronation guest host for the coverage of King Charles III’s crowning and says that the balcony is too white?

Well, as you can imagine, people were NOT happy with this, and this became the most complained about moment in 2023, garnering 8,371 complaints to Ofcom. However, she was cleared of any wrongdoing as it was her opinion, not a fact. She then apologised for the comment, stating that she meant:

I was talking about the day and how marvellous it was and then looking at the balcony at the end and suddenly going: ‘Oh it’s so white!’ because the day had been so mixed. I didn’t mean to upset anybody.

Adjoa Andoh

Who Is Adjoa Andoh?

Before we go any further, we want to explain who Adjoa Andoh is. She is a British actress who has starred in the 2015 animated series Thunderbirds Are Go as Colonel Casey, the Netflix smash hit Bridgerton as Lady Danbury and its one-shot spin-off Queen Charlotte in the same role. She has also done shows like Death in Paradise.

As a caucasian person myself, I find Adjoa’s comment racist. I know there are plenty of black people who look down upon white people because they feel they and their relatives were wronged. However, I also believe that Meghan Markle’s complaints that there was racism within the House of Windsor are a massive contributor to this even though there is no proof outside of an innocent comment allegedly made from King Charles and Princess Catherine of what Archie was going to look like.

Firstly, I do not believe Adjoa’s comment was an innocent mistake that was taken out of context. Why? Because she should’ve known better as she is married to a white man. Yes, that’s right. She has two children with him who are mixed race. It is unclear what race her third child (born from a previous relationship) is. Secondly, what did she expect from a largely white family? That would be like saying about a black royal family “Oh, they’re too black.” It is same thing.

The Australian Meghan Markle

Then we have the whole thing with Lidia Thorpe, who uses her Aboriginal blood as a shield to stop people from criticising her. Like the former actress, she is the Australian Meghan Markle and is half-white.

Shouty Shola, The Race Baiter

Then we have one of the biggest race-baiters in Britain, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu. She has an absolute hatred for white people and is constantly harping on about how Meghan was abused when, again, there is no proof of this. Shola is one of these people who thinks that race can be used a a weapon against white people who shudder at the idea of being called racist if they criticise a black person.

People like Shouty Shola don’t seem to grasp that the royals aren’t horrible humans. Has she met them and spoken to them? Told them to their faces that they’re abusers? No, of course, she hasn’t. Why? Because she is too much of a coward to do so. She goes on every television talk show in the UK and shouts… crap, hoping something sticks.

Did these people not learn the proverb, “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” In this instance, the cover would be one’s skin colour. I know many people who say they don’t care what someone looks like and that only their personality should count. A person, royal or not, shouldn’t be judged by the colour of their skin and I don’t know anyone who does that.

Pot Meet Kettle: Criticism That Should Work Both Ways

Also, how is it okay for people like Shouty Shola and Adjoa Andoh to criticise white people, and yet, when a white person does the same to a black person, they get called racist? White people can still experience racism. The black people who are woke and believe the BS that comes out of Shola’s mouth, in particular, don’t want to accept that racism isn’t just a people of colour issue, but an everyperson issue too. I’ve got more thoughts on this which I will share over on the Babes Against Bullshit substack.

Regarding Adjoa Andoh’s criticism of the “very white” balcony, it shows that some people are ignorant of other people’s feelings. Regardless of who they’re married to. Another example we can use is the whole Chris Rock-Will Smith slap incident at the Oscars. If it had been a white man slapping a black man, people would’ve screamed racism. However, if it were reversed and it was a black man slapping a white man, no one would question it.

So, in the minds of many, it is okay to criticise a white person. Why? because they’re complexion, never mind what their opinion is. Yet, it’s not okay to do the same to a black person because it’s “racist.” It’s a pot meet kettle situation. People need to realise that it is okay to criticise everyone. Their skin tone should be an indicator of whether they should be called out.

Where’s The Proof Of The Royal Racism?

Returning to the royal aspect, can any race-baiters produce proof of what Meghan Markle has claimed against The King and Catherine? Did Meghan have recordings? Eye-witness accounts from people loyal to her? Harry doesn’t count as he’s unreliable and just as much as a liar as she is. Oh, and paranoid.

Meghan is untrustworthy to tell the truth. She will tell one version of events and than a year lter she tells the same story told in a different way. One example is the miscarriage story. It was told three different times; Meghan in the New York Times, Abigail Spencer on Netflix and Harry in Spare. If there was a miscarriage, which version is correct?

Finally, Harry never refers to his family as racist in Spare and backtracked to his pal Tom Bradby’s utter confusion. Not to mention, if a black person accuses a white person of racism or implies it, it makes them feel powerful. It is the same if a white person was to say the same thing.

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C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She prides herself as a truth seeker and will do (almost) anything for coffee or Coke No Sugar. Oh! And food!