When Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday at age 96 in her Scottish residence of Balmoral, hundreds of Brits took to the streets in mourning. Not all had been as grief-stricken as Daniel Craig, nevertheless, as “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin made positive to remind viewers on Friday.
“She wore a crown with pillaged stones from India and Africa,” stated Hostin on the present. “And now what you’re seeing, at least in the Black communities that I’m a part of, they want reparations.”
Hostin additionally defended a controversial tweet concerning the information of the monarch’s demise, which has been deleted by Twitter, from Nigerian-born Carnegie Mellon professor Uju Anya.
“I hear the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying,” tweeted Anya. “May her pain be excruciating.”
Hostin defended the tweet by arguing that “it was a thieving, raping, genocidal empire,” earlier than including, “we can mourn the queen and not the empire.” The monarchy “was built on the backs of Black and brown people,” Hostin, who beforehand lived and studied in London, added.
When the present’s co-host Ana Navarro prompt the United States was responsible of the identical and constructed the nation on the identical backs as Britain, Hostin doubled down and acknowledged firmly: “And we want our reparations!”
Hostin was born to a Black father and Jewish Puerto Rican mom, according to The Daily Beast. After a childhood in public housing, she tirelessly labored to grow to be a federal prosecutor — and an Emmy Award-winning TV reporter. She joined “The View” in 2016.
“Right now, Charles is in a position – I think he has 14 colonies that he is now head of state, including Australia and Canada, I believe, if I’m correct. It’s time for him to modernize this monarchy and it’s time for him to provide reparations to all of those colonies,” Hostin stated.
“I also think, you know, in a monarchy, it’s very easy to uplift one family, the harder thing is to uplift all families, and I think that he’s in a position to be able to do that,” added Hostin regarding the newly-crowned monarch.
She defined that “we all love glam and pageantry,” however that the monarchy deserved some rightful criticism. It seems Hostin just isn’t alone in her assertions in the direction of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal household.
Irish dance group Cairde carried out Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” Thursday in entrance of Buckingham Palace, according to Newsweek. Soccer followers at Dublin’s Tallaght Stadium, in the meantime, chanted “Lizzy’s in a box” to KC & The Sunshine Band’s “Give It Up,” according to Fox Sports.
Anya’s assertion, in the meantime, was publicly rebuked by former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who quote-tweeted her post and requested: “This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow.”