Friday, 17 January 2020

Lecturer taunts actor Laurence Fox after furious Meghan Markle racism debate on BBC's Question Time

The ethnicity lecturer who had an explosive Question Time slanging match with actor Laurence Fox over whether Meghan Markle is a victim of racism said today she's 'not a**sed' about the row.

Rachel Boyle, an academic at Edge Hill University on Merseyside, has also blasted the BBC show's 'majority white' audience after she said the Duchess of Sussex was hounded out of Britain because she is mixed-race.

Ms Boyle has appeared on BBC Breakfast as a newspaper reviewer and describes herself on social media as a university lecturer researching race and ethnicity. 

She tweeted after the show: 'Fell out with @LozzaFox (not a***d), upset a (majority white) audience (not a***d) but called the treatment of Meghan Markle what it is 'racism'. Thank you to @bbcquestiontime for having me'.

She was jeered as she called Mr Fox, a QT panellist in Liverpool last night, 'a white privileged male' when he denied her claims and said Britain is 'the most tolerant, lovely country in Europe.'

He shot back at her: ''Oh my God. I can't help what I am, I was born like this, it's an immutable characteristic: to call me a white privileged male is to be racist - you're being racist'. 

Mr Fox, star of ITV drama Lewis and former husband of actress Billie Piper, was visibly exasperated by their exchange last night, first looking to the sky in despair and then appearing to bang his head on the desk. 


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