The Loose Women studio erupted in chaos as Charlene White and Janet Street-Porter clashed over racism on the Ukrainian border, as people desperately tried to flee the unfolding crisis.
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Loose Women’s Charlene White has criticized her accusers of “playing cards” during an ITV daytime talk show about racism on the Ukrainian border.
The 41-year-old clashed with colleague Janet Street-Porter on Tuesday when Charlene highlighted devastating reports of appalled refugees stranded at the border due to racism.
Charlene told her panelists: “One thing that really bothers me is that among people trying to run away from home, trying to dodge bullets and bombs, there is still time for segregation. race.
“You have thousands of Black, Asian, Syrian, Arab students and workers who are also trying to get out of Ukraine and have been prevented from doing so because of the relentless racism they went through. For example, they were not allowed to cross the border into Poland, where they were repulsed. ”
“I think it’s a very clear reflection of what the world is dealing with – and this is not just in Ukraine, this happens in wars all over the world, especially when it comes to labor. immigration.”
“The difference I think this time around is that a younger demographic is used to posting on TikTok, on Twitter, on Facebook, and they’re telling their story,” she continued.
Janet, 75, then interjected: “I hear what you’re saying, and I totally get it. let them board the ship and cross the border.
“But I also think that Poland, for example, has exceeded all expectations in taking in 150,000 refugees.”
The pair began to argue back and forth over the issue, and some viewers questioned Charlene’s response to reports of racial injustice and criticized her for “racing cards”.
Charlene took to Twitter after the discussion to address the trolls, writing: “To those who threw the phrase ‘playing cards’ at me today regarding Loose Women…let me be VERY clear.
“You don’t feel comfortable hearing someone talk about race that is not my concern, when concern has to be directed at the victims who are suffering from it.”
Several social media users took to the comments section to commend the Loose Women host for highlighting the problems on the Ukrainian border.
One wrote: “You said what needed to be said. If people can’t handle it, it’s their own cup of tea! Thank you for highlighting what’s going on.”
Another commented: “I just don’t understand why people choose to blatantly deny what’s in front of them. Charlene did a great job of making it mainstream while the public chose to ignore… AS ALWAYS. ”
Loose Women airs at 12:30 a.m. weekdays on ITV
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