FURIOUS viewers have vowed to complain to Ofcom after a Bridgerton star said the coronation balcony was “awfully white”.
Adjoa Andoh, 60, has now been slammed online after making the comments about the royals at Buckingham Palace while commenting for ITV on Saturday.
The Netflix star, who plays Lady Danbury in Bridgerton, has now apologized for “upsetting” Brits.
On Saturday, Adjoa said: “We have walked from the abbey’s rich diversity to a horribly white balcony.
“That touches me very much.
“I also look at these younger generations and think, ‘What nuances will they inhabit when they grow up?’
This led to people slamming Adjoa on social media, calling her statement “ridiculous” and “appalling.”
One person wrote on Twitter: “How can she get away with this?
“Anyone with white skin would have to apologize publicly. Ridiculous, but only shows that she is a racist.”
Another said: “ITV following the racist comment made by Adjoa Andoh yesterday I have now made my complaint to Ofcom.”
Another wrote: “Wanted to let it go but I’m really angry so I thought no for a change. Things like this need to be challenged.”
This saw Adjoa quickly apologize.
On Sunday, she said: “I think I upset some people yesterday.
“I was talking about the day and how wonderful it was, and then at the end I looked out onto the balcony and all of a sudden I was like, ‘Oh, it’s so white!’ because the day was so mixed and I didn’t want to upset anyone.”
Ofcom declined to say how many complaints it had received on the matter.
A spokesman for Ofcom told The Sun Online: “Any complaints we receive about this issue are reviewed against our broadcasting rules before we decide whether or not to investigate.
“Every Wednesday we publish details of all programs that generate at least 50 complaints.
“So if the program has received more than 50 complaints, it will be listed in this Wednesday’s update with the number of complaints received.”