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26th Oct 2023

Lorraine Kelly criticised over ‘nasty’ Angela Scanlon comments

Kat O'Connor

Angela Scanlon

Lorraine Kelly has been called out after she mocked Angela Scanlon’s skin tone

Angela Scanlon has been defended after TV presenter Lorraine Kelly mocked her skin tone. The ‘Strictly’ star was appearing on Lorraine Kelly’s ITV show with her professional dance partner, Carlos Gu.

During their interview, the pair discussed one ‘Strictly’ tradition Angela hasn’t been following.

The broadcaster has decided not to wear fake tan because she wants to embrace her pale skin and we’re so here for it. Kelly told Angela Scanlon: “You’re almost blue to be fair.”

The remark came after Scanlon herself had joked, “I’m almost see-through, to be fair.”

Her comment may not have been ill-intended, but fans of Angela’s were quick to call her out.

@itvlorraine “If I’m telling them to be comfortable in their own skin and embrace what they have but I don’t embody that myself, it feels hypocritical” ? What @Angela Scanlon won’t do in #Strictly for the sweetest reason #Lorraine ♬ original sound – Lorraine

Angela Scanlon embracing her beautiful pale skin

Taking to social media, one viewer said: “I’d be exactly the same as Angela! I’m just trying to embrace my pale skin. Lorraine doesn’t know anything!”

“So bad! Lorraine openly laughing at her, and Angela handled the interview very professionally,” a second stated. “It’s a shame Lorraine couldn’t do the same.”

“I can’t believe Lorraine is still on TV, she’s literally so condescending and outdated,” another said.

Others said the ‘backhanded’ comment was so uncalled for and was extremely unprofessional while another went so far as to call the remark “nasty”.

Angela Scanlon is embracing her beautiful pale skin. It is helping others embrace their natural beauty and shut down the societal pressures so many of us face on a daily basis.

As Scanlon perfectly puts it, she wants to show others, especially her daughters, that being true to yourself is so important.

Her stance is bound to encourage many to stop feeling embarrassed about their pale skin and we love to see it.

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