Royal wedding: German broadcaster ZDF accused of racism in its coverage

ZDF commentators consistently described Meghan Markle and her guests as “exotic” and were fascinated by her black hair. The public broadcaster has been roundly condemned by news outlets and people on social media.
German public broadcaster ZDF was heavily criticized on Saturday for its sometimes questionable coverage of the royal wedding.
Social media users and news commentators found its coverage revealed deep-set racism among German media. The broadcaster responded that it takes viewer concerns seriously.
Some of the comments that caused controversy
Repeatedly describing Meghan Markle and black guests as “exotic.”
“Meghan always wanted a Barbie doll family. But there were only white and black Barbie families [rather than mixed-race Barbies].”
Question: “Are those dreadlocks on Meghan’s mother?” Answer: “It’s curly hair that’s been somewhat de-curled, same as Meghan probably does all the time.”
“The choir sang beautifully black.”
“Victoria Beckham came to this event as if it were an appointment with a gynecologist. And with her makeup on, she’s like The Addams Family.”
Comparing Markle to Amal Clooney and Victoria Beckham, because all three had successful careers before marrying well-known husbands.
Source: DW

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