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TV Host Got Under Fire For Making Racist Comment About Meghan Markle: “Uppity”

Date November 26, 2019 07:57

A popular TV presenter is under fire for making an inappropriate comment about Meghan Markle. Outraged fans immediately rushed to the Duchess’ defense.

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Inappropriate comment

This Morning anchor Eamonn Holmes will think twice now before making bizarre remarks about Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex.

Eamonn used inappropriate comment when he talked about Meghan Markle. The host discussed Meghan’s past appearance at Wimbledon. Holmes recalled the incident when the Duchess’ security guards stopped fans from taking photos of Meghan.

Holmes said:

If you have an uppity attitude, you're only through the door two minutes and suddenly you're sitting at Wimbledon and your royal protection are saying, 'No photographs, no photographs!'

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The term ‘uppity,’ which Eamonn applied talking about the Duchess, was used in the 19th century in relation to people of color who 'didn't know their place'.

Meghan’s fans got furious after the host’s comment and rushed to defend the royal.

Fans’ reaction

@ rmather

I would not use this to describe her it is just not polite even without the history lesson

@ Steve

Eamon is as old as me and should have known better as I do. To plead ignorance of the term is no excuse and should make a public apology to draw a line under the embarrassing episode as these things have a tendency to gather pace.

@ Poppy Marenge

I don't think he would use that term to other people in the royal family. It's not pleasant. Who does he think he is?

@ Reecebless

Don't use words if you dont know the meaning

@ Red_Squirrel

Why does any TV presenter have to call anyone names..

@ Aintseenme

Im more annoyed that he felt the Duchess was being arrogant. She didnt order anyone to approach the man. Her security guy made that choice yet he has the arrogance to blame her because that is the popular thing to do for ratings. He owes her a public apology.

What do you think about the situation in general? Should Eamonn Holmes apologize to lovely Duchess Meghan? Please share your opinions with us.

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