This Early morning’s Dr Zoe Williams has tackled the controversy surrounding Eamonn Holmes’ comment about her hair.
On Thursday’s episode of the ITV sequence (12 August), Holmes, who was co-presenting with his spouse Ruth Langsford, explained he would like to “pet” Williams’ hair.
“Your hair reminds me of an alpaca currently,” he reported. “You just want to pet it, really do not you? It is pretty alpaca-ish.”
Williams, who is combined race, responded by laughing, stating: “Don’t contact my hair.”
Adhering to criticism from viewers, Holmes issued an apology on Twitter, composing: “Hey absolutely everyone out there, if my endeavor at being humorous with my close friend @DrZoeWilliams was misjudged I am mortified and humbly apologise to any individual who was offended.”
Now, Williams has spoken out about the second in a prolonged Instagram write-up, telling her followers that she “wanted to consider a moment to reflect just before responding”.
She wrote: “I know that numerous people may perhaps have been upset by Eamonn’s remark on air yesterday, and Eamonn has himself acknowledged that his opinions designed to me on This Early morning had been misjudged.
“He has finished the ideal thing by apologising to me immediately and I have acknowledged his apology.”
Williams continued: “What I want to say is that I’m informed that his remarks, though intended without having malice, have offended individuals. And if that comment experienced been made to me by a stranger, then I also would possible be offended.”
She mentioned that it is “fair to say that both of those Eamonn and I desire it hadn’t been said”.
Williams criticised the “abuse” Holmes experienced received, but acknowledged that it experienced “opened the door to a conversation” she feels “demands to be experienced”.
“My request would be that people are open up to attempting to realize wherever this upset comes from in order to make the vital alterations for upcoming generations,” she wrote.