Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh’s comment about ‘terribly white’ coronation balcony sparks ‘record’ Ofcom complaints for ITV | The Sun
ITV has been hit with over 4,000 Ofcom complaints after Adjoa Andoh's "terribly white" Coronation rant.
The Bridgerton star was slammed online after making the comments about the royals at Buckingham Palace while she was commentating for the channel's coverage on Saturday.
Adjoa, 60, who plays Lady Danbury in the hit Netflix show, has since apologised for "upsetting" Brits.
But the watchdog confirmed the show received a whopping 4,165 complaints following her controversial comments.
The exact figures mean it is Ofcom's most complained-about moment so far this year.
During Saturday's coronation Adjoa had said: "We have gone from the rich diversity of the Abbey to a terribly white balcony.
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"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?"
This saw people blast Adjoa on social media dubbing her statement "ridiculous" and "appalling".
One viewer wrote: "ITV after the racist comment by Adjoa Andoh yesterday, I have now put in my complaint to Ofcom."
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Another commented: "Was going to let it go but I'm really angry, so thought no for a change. Things like this need challenging."
Speaking on Sunday Adjoa apologised, she said: "I think I upset a few people yesterday.
"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 and I didn't mean to upset anybody."
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