Adjoa Andoh has broken her silence after receiving a lot of anger online for her ‘terribly white’ balcony remarks. Watch what she has to say in the video below.
On the day of the coronation, Julie Etchingham and Tom Bradby, two ITV anchors, joined the Bridgerton actor.
While crowds flocked to Buckingham Palace to see the newly-crowned King and Queen, the ITV studio set up shop at a temporary broadcasting site nearby.
Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh calls the British royal family 'terribly white'— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) May 7, 2023
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While analyzing the proceedings, Andoh made a statement that stunned not only the viewers at home, but even the people sitting next to her.
“We have gone from the rich diversity of the Abbey to a terribly white balcony,” observed Andoh, whose dad was of Ghanaian ancestry.
“I am very struck by that.”
“I am also looking at those younger generations and thinking: ‘What are the nuances that they will inhabit when they grow?’.”
Myleene Klass’ expression said it all while the statements were being uttered.
After the ‘confusing’ statement went viral on social media, people were ready to weigh in.
“For God’s sake, they’re a white family!” “Does she believe individual families should be subject to diversity quotas?” one Twitter user asked.
“I’m so confused by #AdjoaAndoh What did she expect to see?” said another. “The Royals are a white family!”
“Was Adjoa Andoh just there to slag off the royal family for having the audacity to be white?” one person said.
“It’s shocking that companies like @netflix and @ITV are giving Adjoa Andoh a platform,” commented another. To go on national television and mock a family because of their skin colour.”
The 60-year-old actress, who portrays Lady Danbury in Bridgerton, replied to the outrage the next day on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday morning program with Paddy O’Connell.
She said that she believes she upset a few individuals yesterday. She was talking about how wonderful the day was and then looking at the balcony at the end and suddenly saying, ‘Oh it’s so white!’ as the day had been so mixed and she didn’t want to upset anyone.
Buckingham Palace made the first public statement on behalf of Charles and Camilla since they were crowned King and Queen on May 7.
The King and Queen were ‘truly touched’ by the nation’s celebration of their historic coronation, according to a Palace representative.
He added that their Majesties were extremely moved by the events of yesterday and extremely thankful, both to all those who helped to make it such a glorious occasion and to the very many who turned out to show solidarity in such numbers in London and further afield.