Adjoa Andoh’s ‘awfully white’ Coronation comment is Ofcom’s most complained-about moment of 2023

Adjoa Andoh’s remark about the royal family balcony after King Charles’s coronation is the most complained about broadcast moment of 2023.

The actor, who plays Lady Danbury on Bridgerton and Queen Charlotte, appeared as part of ITV’s coronation coverage on Saturday (6 May).

Speaking to presenters Tom Bradby and Julie Etchingham, Andoh commented that the balcony at Buckingham Palace looked “awfully white”.

“We have gone from the rich diversity of the Abbey to a terribly white balcony,” she said, comparing the King and Queen’s close family moment to the main ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

On Wednesday, the UK’s broadcasting regulator Ofcom announced that the comment received 4,165 complaints, making it the most complained about moment of the year.#

A spokesperson said: “We are assessing the complaints against our broadcasting rules before deciding whether or not to investigate.”

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