Monday, December 05, 2016
Must not mention to a black that he is black
Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes has sparked outrage after 'humiliating a black fan at an autograph signing, telling him: 'Jews and blacks, they get a discount'.
The Bafta-winning star made the comments while signing photographs for £5 at the London Film Convention.
The 75-year-old, who played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter series of films, was filmed saying to one man: 'I'm giving you a discount because you're black'.
The acting veteran, who herself is Jewish, has earlier joked 'can't you afford five quid?' as he took a photograph of her.
The woman who filmed the exchange, told The Sun: 'There were lots of us stood around taking photos but he was the only man who was black.
'She singled him out absolutely. Then she made that quip about Jews and blacks and everyone was just staring at the ground and looking embarrassed.
'I recognised the man she targeted from other events and he looked humiliated.'