'The hypocrisy is palpable': CNN's Christiane Amanpour slammed for asking 'colonial reparations' from King Charles III

CNN’s chief international anchor called out the King for being 'content with Britain’s colonial legacy'

'The hypocrisy is palpable': CNN's Christiane Amanpour slammed for asking 'colonial reparations' from King Charles III
CNN anchor Amanpour (L) pictured here (R) with King Charles III (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images, Twitter/@amanpour)
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LONDON, UK: Celebrated journalist Christiane Amanpour is facing heat on social media after demanding ‘reparations’ from King Charles III. CNN’s chief international anchor was in London, and in her evaluation of the new monarch’s first public speech, she called out the King for being "content with Britain’s colonial legacy."

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Amanpour said, "I really do believe that we have to have this conversation right now, even at this moment." She brought the attention by paraphrasing the king, "And look, what he said, ‘In the 70 years of her being on the throne, many cultures and faiths have flourished in these past seven decades.'”

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The journalist pointed out that the speech was hardly accurate if one takes account of the conversations around racial and colonial legacies after the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and developments in Minnesota after the George Floyd murder. “Particularly in the wake of Black Lives Matter and particularly in the protests that erupted all over the world after what happened in Minnesota, here as well, in France and other parts of these nations that had colonial servants, let’s face it," she highlighted. 

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Amanpour continued to scrutinize King Charles III's speech and said, "People were in service to this empire. The wealth of this empire was derived on the back of the people of their empire." She continued, "What we’re saying is that there is the generation of multicultural and diverse Britons who want this answered, who want to see their monarch finally talk about what it means and, you know, potentially the idea of reparations, definitely justice, right? Justice."

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She didn’t stop there and further suggested that the citizenry of Britain is a diverse bunch of people and the King should focus on ‘modern cultural issues with new policies’. "Prince William who’s the heir and the next king — he talked about it — having been criticized for a trip he made in the Caribbean - again, colonial legacy," Amanpour remarked.

The King in his televised speech had said, "In the course of the last seventy years we have seen our society become one of many cultures and many faiths. The institutions of the State have changed in turn. But, through all changes and challenges, our nation and the wider family of Realms – of whose talents, traditions and achievements I am so inexpressibly proud – have prospered and flourished. Our values have remained, and must remain, constant."

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However, on social media most people reacted negatively to her argument.

"Wait didn't the BLM leaders get caught using BLM dollars to buy mansions and personal use?"

"Nobody alive owned, nobody alive was a slave. Except in Africa, the Middle East and China of today. We were all slaves at some point in history. Anyone can do anything they want if the WORK hard enough. Reparation is slackers begging. Like US students crying 4 others to pay their debt!"

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"The hypocrisy is palpable," one tweeted. Another tweeted, "#CNN’s #Amanpour demands #King Charles III address ‘reparations,’ ‘justice’ in the ‘wake of Black Lives Matter’. What the hell?” One more tweet read, “Can we demand reparations from the NYT, CNN, and Washington Post for bringing America's neuroticism over race to the UK whilst we mourn the death of one of our greatest monarchs?”

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