Tearful Trisha Goddard Reveals She Used To Cover Her Face With Talcum Powder To Look White
Trisha Goddard broke down in tears as she revealed she used to cover her face in talcum powder to "pretend to be white" as a young girl.
On Monday, the 62-year-old chat show host joined Lorraine on Good Morning Britain to speak about her mother, Agnes Fortune, who was part of the Windrush Generation.
Trisha's mother Agnes sadly passed away in 2004, with the TV star admitting while she "misses her" she's "glad" she isn't around to witness ongoing racism.
"I miss her, just talking about her makes me very emotional," Trisha told Lorraine, her voice breaking. "But in some ways I'm actually glad she's not there to see."
Becoming tearful, Trisha added: "I would be telling her about some of the racist abuse I have been getting... I remember when I was a little girl, I used to get talcum powder and mix it with water.
"I'd put it on my face and pretend to be white."
After Trisha apologised to Lorraine for becoming emotional, the GMB host replied: "I can sympathise with you but obviously I can't understand it properly" later admitting she found it "heartbreaking" to hear about Trisha's experiences.
New BBC film Sitting in Limbo, based on the Windrush Scandal, has been praised by viewers.
The Windrush Scandal was a 2018 political scandal which saw thousands of citizens wrongly detained, threatened, denied legal rights and in some instances wrongly deported by the UK Home Office.
Many of those affected were born British citizens, who had arrived pre 1973 as part of the Windrush Generation - the half a million people who immigrated to Britain from Caribbean countries in the 50s and 60s following the Second World War.
The film chronicles the scandal through the character of Anthony Bryan (played by Patrick Robinson), a Jamaican-born painter and decorator from Edmonton who was wrongfully detained by the Home Office when he applied for a British passport in 2015, after living in the UK for 50 years.
Trisha's interview was particularly prevalent given the recent Black Lives Matter marches in light of George Floyd's murder.
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