By Charlie Loran •
Published: 28 Oct 2020 • 23:14
The BBC has become the centre of a race row after a comedy show guest said Rishi Sunak represents ‘what Prince Charles would look like in brownface’.
Comedian Leila Navabi mocked the Chancellor during The Leak, on Radio Wales, claiming he does ‘not represent most brown people’.
She added: ‘In fact he doesn’t represent most people point blank, unless most people have a billion pounds and you’re all just hiding it from me.’
Ms Navabi, 21, snubbed the newly released 50p coin commissioned by Sunak, reading ‘DIVERSITY BUILT BRITAIN’, marking the contribution of ethnic minorities.
Hitting back at the comments, Mr Sunak’s predecessor Sajid Javid told the Sun: ‘It’s the kind of thing I expect to hear from trolls on Twitter, not the BBC.
‘The BBC should celebrate diversity, not sow division. I hope they think more carefully in future.’
A spokesman for the corporation said, ‘In this instance, we believe that the comedian, who was a guest on the programme, was suggesting that Prince Charles and the Chancellor have a passing resemblance.’
Sunak, 40, is one of the richest members of the cabinet, having made his fortune working as a banker for Goldman Sachs. He has a £7 million home in London, a £1.5 million estate in Yorkshire, and a holiday home in California, MailOnline reports.
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