Trisha Goddard apologizes for shouting on Jeremy Vine amid race row, saying, “B****y sick of it!”
TRISHA GODDARD apologized for yelling at Jeremy Vine during a discussion about a UK scholar who is suing Leeds Beckett University after being dismissed because of “racist” comments.
On Channel 5, Trisha Goddard was joined by Dawn Neesom, Sonia Sodha, and Anne Diamond as she continued to fill in for Jeremy Vine. The panelists debated whether a UK academic should have lost her advisory role at Leeds Beckett University because of tweets using the terms “house n***o” and “coconut.” The host apologized for swearing during the show as the panelists debated whether a UK academic should have lost her advisory role at Leeds Beckett University because of tweets using the terms “house n***o” and “coconut.”
“Aysha Khanom, a scholar, is suing Leeds Beckett University after she was fired from her position as an advisor after a tweet that referred to a broadcaster as a ‘house n***o’ and another tweet that used the phrase ‘coconut,’” Trisha explained.
“Now the university has labeled it racist language, but she claims it isn’t, and it’s also a part of critical race theory.”
“I have so many difficulties [with this],“ the host said. As a person of color, I find it bothersome, distressing, and certainly disrespectful in the context, but I have a problem with [who made the decision].
“My question is, ‘What color are the folks who branded it racist?’” says the author.
She continued, “Too frequently, liberal white people label things as racist and tell Black people what is and isn’t racist.”
“It’s not a good word to say, and ‘coconut’ is something you’d say in elementary school, and that’s absurd.
“However, my concern is that if this goes to a tribunal, will the tribunal and everyone on it be people of color?
“Or are we going to have white folks sitting there saying, ‘I think that’s racist,’ ‘I don’t think that’s racist?’”
Trisha continued, “‘You’re allowed to say this and you’re allowed to say that’ because I’m sick and b****y tired of that.”
The Jeremy Vine host promptly apologized, saying, “I’m sorry,” before continuing the conversation.
“We are so busy feeling upset on behalf of someone else right now,” Dawn said.
“If it’s about you, you have a right to be offended,” she said, “but someone patronizing you because you’re a woman, a person of color, or gay,” she added.
“It’s like, ‘I’m sorry for you,’ but don’t be; I’m capable of being upset.”
“I come back,” Trisha said. “Brinkwire Summary News.”