‘Where are the blacks?’
Never mind who wore what, The View’s Sherri Shepherd had another more controversial question about the Royal Wedding.
“Where are the black people?” the outspoken actress, 44, asked as the panellists critiqued Prince William and Kate Middleton’s ceremony.
The star said she had earlier searched through the footage of guests at Westminster Abbey.
“Audrey Jones our producer was looking for the black people in the wedding and we found our Rosa Parks moment, because we were like ‘where are the black people’?” she said.
“It was like where’s Waldo, where are the black people?” she added.
“We found one little black child in the choir but where’s the black people at this wedding?” she repeated.
“Wait a minute the Calvary guy, from New York,” said Goldie Hawn, 65, who was a guest host for the day.
“Well the guests, there they are,” said Sherri, pointing to an area in the Abbey reserved for foreign royals, governors general and high-level diplomats.
“They are segregated but they are at the front so we have our Rosa Parks moment,” she added referring to the African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks who refused to obey a bus driver’s order to give up her seat for a white passenger on December 1, 1955.
“I don’t know why they put all the black people over here but they are at the front of the wedding so I ain’t complaining, they got in the front,” added Sherri. (Daily Mail)