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    Good on you Stacey Dooley


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    'If the issue is that I'm white... you could always go': Stacey Dooley hits back in 'no more white saviours' row after MP David Lammy slams her on Twitter for encouraging stereotypes by travelling to Uganda for Comic Relief
    •Stacey Dooley, 31, is filming a documentary in Uganda with charity Comic Relief
    •Instagram pictures show her filming in the country and meeting the locals
    •Labour MP David Lammy accused her of perpetuating an 'unhelpful stereotype'
    •Comic Relief criticised in the past for using 'poverty porn' in their charity appeals

    By Rod Ardehali and Sarah Finley For Mailonline

    Published: 23:26, 27 February 2019 | Updated: 08:24, 28 February 2019


    Stacey Dooley is today at the centre of an extraordinary race row with Labour MP David Lammy after he said her Comic Relief trip to Uganda is part of Britain's 'white saviour' complex in Africa.

    The 31-year-old investigative reporter and Strictly star was involved in a Twitter spat with Mr Lammy over her charity documentary and hit back: 'If the issue is that I'm white... you could always go'.

    Mr Lammy rebuked her for appearing in a programme in Uganda which he says promotes 'tired and unhelpful stereotypes' and encourages a 'white saviour' complex - but insisted his attack was not personal.

    Strictly star, Miss Dooley is in Africa filming for the charity and posted pictures on Instagram of local women dancing and of children hugging her.


    However, the Tottenham MP accused Miss Dooley of showing a 'distorted image of Africa' and perpetuating a 'colonial era' mentality that suggests white people are the solution to poverty in deprived parts of the world.

    Mr Lammy, 46, acknowledged Miss Dooley's 'good motives' but bemoaned the British celebrity trope of travelling to Africa to film charity appeals.

    Miss Dooley, whose documentary focuses on Malaria and neonatal clinics, responded to the MPs twitter remarks and highlighted the £1billion raised by Comic Relief since it was founded in 1985 by the comedian Lenny Henry.

    Labour MP David Lammy criticised Stacey Dooley for appearing in a Comic Relief documentary in Uganda which promotes 'tired and unhelpful stereotypes' and for encouraging a 'white saviour' complex

    Documentary maker Stacey Dooley has been criticised for not meeting up with a No White Saviours group while on a charity trip to Uganda


    Labour MP David Lammy criticised Stacey Dooley for appearing in a Comic Relief documentary in Uganda which promotes 'tired and unhelpful stereotypes' and for encouraging a 'white saviour' complex

    Dooley, 31, is currently filming with Comic Relief about neonatal clinics and malaria in Uganda.

    Mr Lammy did acknowledge Miss Dooley's 'good motives' but bemoaned the British celebrity trope of travelling to poorer parts of Africa to film Comic Relief packages


    Writing on social media, Mr Lammy said: 'The world doesn't need anymore white saviours. As I've said before, this just perpetuates tired and unhelpful stereotypes.'

    The MP added: 'Let's promote voices from across the continent of Africa and have a serious debate.'

    Addressing Miss Dooley directly, he said: 'This isn't personal and I don't question your good motives. My problem with British celebrities being flown out by Comic Relief to make these films is that it sends a distorted image of Africa which perpetuates an old idea from the colonial era.'

    Miss Dooley replied: 'Is the issue with me being white? (Genuine question) ...because if that's the case, you could always go over there and try raise awareness [sic]?

    'I saw projects that were saving lives with the money. Kids lives.'

    Mr Lammy added that it's 'complacent to suggest that colonial attitudes are dead', and pointed to the Oxfam scandal, where white aid workers volunteering in Haiti sexually exploited women living in desperate poverty.




    Its for charity FFS, but don't let that stop another out of touch MP playing the race card...........

    Having sponsored a lad in an orphanage in Uganda for the last 10 years, and he has a number of Albion and England shirts sent out by Harty Junior, the kids wouldn't care what colour the person was who was helping them..

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