According to Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, saying you’re ‘English’ is racist
Dandyish Changing Rooms presenter Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is proud of his Welsh roots.
However, the interior designer seems less keen on being associated with England.
‘I don’t often use the term “England” because I think it’s racist,’ says Llewelyn-Bowen. ‘Whereas “British” can be used in the way that “To be Roman” didn’t mean coming from Rome at all.
‘I like that . . . and this is me speaking as a Welshman — an aborigine of the island. I’m very pleased to welcome you all in, obviously.’
Suggesting he associates England with Anglo-Saxons, rather than Celts, he adds: ‘You have to understand that the English all come from just outside Amsterdam, which is why they tend to be ginger and tall.’
What do you think about his comments?
Is saying you’re English racist?
OF COURSE NOT.
You’re just stating your nationality.
Everything is ‘racist’ these days!
Let me know your opinion in the comments below!
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