After comments Samantha Armytage made on Sunrise last month went viral, the young women about whom Armytage made her remark have spoken up in her defense.
Lucy Aylmer wrote on her Facebook page yesterday:
“Myself, my twin sister and our mother took no offence to Samantha Armytage’s ‘good on her’ comment.
“We believe she DID NOT MEANT (sic) THIS AS A RACIAL COMMENT and we have taken NO PERSONAL OFFENCE (sic) to it. We do not think it was necessary for her to apologize and I apologize to her for any distress it may have caused… We believe that if this was the other way around there would be no accusation of any racism. And believe people will find anything and anyone to throw the ‘racist’ card at in a situation where no racism exists.”
Read the full post here.
What Mamamia previously said…
Samantha Armytage has apologised for comments she made on Sunrise last month that some viewers have since labelled racist.
Armytage said she was devastated that anyone could consider her comment racist.
“I would be mortified if anyone thought I would say or think anything racist. It’s not in my nature. To anyone who I might have offended, I’m sorry,” reads a statement she made to the Daily Mail.
Her apology comes after a Change.org petition was signed by 3,338 people.
What Mamamia said earlier:
Sunrise presenter Samantha Armytage is the subject of an online petition calling for her to apologise over an interview with two British sisters in which she has been accused of making a racist comment.
The on-air gaffe occurred last month when Armytage and David Koch were interviewing British twins Maria and Lucy Aylmer. The women have a “rare genetic quirk” which means while they are twins they look startlingly different.
As she introduced the pair Samantha Armytage said: