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NOT BOTHERED: Dr. Aderin-Pocock

DJ CHRIS Evans got himself into a bit of hot water with a faux racial slur when he told Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a highly respected space expert and  Government adviser: “I can barely see you, to be honest.” Apparently the presenter told the black scientist that he could not see her under the dim BBC studio lighting.

To be perfectly honest, not being remotely interested in anything spacey. I’d never heard of the Nigerian scientist before this incident. Is that racist?

When you look into the ‘race row’ it was only brought to the media attention when just over 50 viewers complained. I would hazard a guess that most of the complainers were white Socialist Worker types with time on their hands with nothing better to do than ring up a TV show. Black people have suffered far more racial slurs than this, and I’m sure if you asked Dr. Aderin-Pocock she probably didn’t even notice as she has heard a lot worse in her lifetime .

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