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Nathalie Emmanuel shares experience of casual racism: “They used to call me Uncle Ben”

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Game of Thrones and Fast & Furious actress opened up about her ordeal in the wake of Uncle Ben’s rebranding to Ben’s Original after criticism for perpetuating racist stereotypes.Taking to her Twitter page, Emmanuel revealed: “I keep seeing that Uncle Ben rebrand advert… now called Ben’s Original ….

And it’s reminded me how many years ago someone I worked with used to like to call me Uncle Ben sometimes like it was a cute nickname… The casual racism you forget and then remember randomly”.After one follower asked whether Uncle Ben’s was racist, the actress replied: “Yes”.I keep seeing that Uncle Ben rebrand advert… now called Ben’s Original ….

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