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Michael Holding applauded for saying racial inequality is ‘a load of b*ll*cks’ in passionate Good Morning Britain speech

Michael Holding has been praised for speaking with ‘passion and eloquence’ on today’s Good Morning Britain as he discussed fighting racism in the UK.

The Jamaican cricket commentator and former cricketer joined Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard on the programme where he said that race inequality is a ‘load of b*ll*cks’, prompting the presenters to say the language was ‘entirely justified’.

‘We have people growing up, subconsciously or not, thinking they are superior to other races,’ Michael said.

‘And we have people growing up, subconsciously or not, thinking they are inferior to other races and that is a load of bollocks, as you’d say.’

Ben apologised to viewers for the expletive, adding: ‘Everyone understands the sentiment behind it.’

‘It’s okay,’ he said. ‘We can see how passionate about it and no one would question that.’

Michael Holding spoke passionately about racism on Good Morning Britain (Picture: ITV)

Later in the programme, Andi Peters thanked Michael for speaking up on racism.

‘The use of that one word expressed it all,’ he told Ben and Susanna. ‘What sometimes, as a person of colour, you go through is a load of old [b*ll*cks]. It’s nice to hear someone say it on television so everyone hears it.’

He continued: ‘It’s so refreshing to hear someone speak so openly on television.’

Viewers also threw their support around Michael, with one writing: ‘It was a privilege to watch the interview with Michael Holding. What an amazing man so eloquent so measured such humanity!’

Echoing a similar sentiment, another added: ‘Just listened to Michael Holding on @GMB he spoke about a topic which most people don’t understand or some don’t want to acknowledge with so much passion and intelligence.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elsewhere in his interview, Michael talked about the moment he stopped discussing Black Lives Matter on TV.

‘People tend to think it’s like you’re discussing a cricket game or football game,’ he said. ‘They don’t understand the emotions that flow through you.

‘You don’t just shed tears because you’re happy. Those emotions, you don’t want to face them every day.’

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.


Credit: Original article published here.

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