By Matthew Roscoe •
Published: 11 Mar 2021 • 9:23
The Chase’s Shaun Wallace Says Dark Destroyer Nickname is NOT Racist.
AFTER a London lawyer sparked a race debate during Lorraine on Monday, March 8, Shaun Wallace has spoken out in defence of the nickname given to him on the hit ITV show, The Chase.
The lawyer said on the show: “We have a fantastic game show, but it’s a quiz show where the only person who is black is named ‘The Dark Destroyer’.
“Now I do not let my children watch the first 10 minutes of this amazing quiz show because I do not want my kids to hear this amazing Mastermind champion described purely down to the colour of his skin.”
However, the 60-year-old Chaser, who has been a part of the popular quiz show since 2009, responded to claims that his quiz show name is derogatory.
One person questioned Shaun and asked: “Just heard a woman on Lorraine saying she won’t let her child watch the chase because it’s racist due to your nickname. Can you clarify if you are offended by being called the Dark Destroyer?”
The veteran Chaser, a trained barrister, made his feelings clear, replying on Twitter: “Absolutely NOT!!!”
Another Tweeted Shaun and said: “Really? Hope this lawyer has been put right. Am sure that if @TheShaunWallace had a problem with the nickname “The Dark Destroyer”, then @ITVChase wouldn’t use it? #TheChase.
He quickly responded and said: “I don’t Robin!”
He returned later and told another follower: “I am proud to be dark in skin who destroys his opponents intellectually.”
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