Some Challenge fans have dug up some unfortunate pictures from Georgia’s past. Love Island & War of the Worlds 1 & 2 star Georgia Harrison had posted pictures of herself in blackface online. Granted, these pictures are from 2012, but they are still insulting and a horrible display of judgement.
Georgia is currently away filming another TV show so she is unable to comment on the scandal, but various cast mates have come to her defense. Most notable is Theo, who claimed that Georgia is on of the biggest LGBT allies he knows and she is not racist at all.
Various other cast members have commented on either Theo’s comments on Georgia’s pictures. Most notably, Esther Falana took to Instragram to comment on Theo’s pardoning Georgia. While Esther did say that Georgia isn’t racist, she did something offensive and should take responsibility. Her LGBT advocacy does not pardon this.
There are many people commenting on this incident, and not all of them will be quoted here. While Goergia has certainly posted offensive pictures, Theo seems to be taking a lot of heat. He’s getting criticism for his comments and actions during the filming of War of the Worlds 2. Cast members like Sean and Big T has stated that he displayed bullying behavior early into the game. Kayleigh thanked Esther for addressing the “black bitch” comment (see above screenshot), and it seems Theo has made a few enemies over the past couple of months.
I fully expect an apology from Georgia when she is back on social media. I believe she will be sincere, but she need to acknowledge she’s made a horrible mistake and her lapse of judgement resulted in many people getting hurt. This said, her actions on the show has not demonstrated racist behaviors.
Meanwhile, she has the support of Theo. Despite some troubling comments from him, he is black and from the UK. He claims that blackface isn’t as publicly discussed in the UK as it is in the US. Georgia’s ignorance is due to lack of exposure.
Certainly sad to see in today’s climate. Very poor taste for 2012 as well.