“The View” Host Under Fire for Remarks About Queen Elizabeth II [Video]
“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin is under fire for on-air comments about the late Queen Elizabeth II, saying she led a monarchy “built on the backs of black and brown people.”
The panelists had been discussing Queen Elizabeth’s life and passing when Hostin said she believes “we can mourn the Queen and not the empire.”
“Because if you really think about what the monarchy was built on, it was built on the backs of black and brown people,” Hostin continued.
“She wore a crown with pillaged stones from India and Africa, and now what you are seeing, at least in the black communities that I’m a part of, they want reparations,” Hostin added, noting that people in Barbados and Jamaica are waiting for said reparations.
“It’s time for him to modernize this monarchy and … provide reparations to all of those colonies. And 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 he’s in a position to be able to do that,” she said.
Hostin went so far as to agree with a Carnegie Melon professor’s viral tweet that Twitter removed.
However, co-host Sara Haines said it’s “important to separate the Queen from the monarchy and the empire.” Haines said she was saddened to see social media posts wishing ill upon Elizabeth after her passing.
Haines mentioned a viral tweet from a Carnegie Mellon professor that said, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving, raping, genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.” Twitter removed the post on Thursday for violating its code of conduct.
While Hostin conceded that it’s important to separate the Queen from the British Empire, she explicitly agreed with the tweet.
“It was a thieving, raping, genocidal empire,” Hostin said. “That’s all true.”
Source: Fox News