Who is Imarn Ayton? BLM activist calls Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'liars' after 'racist' royal family row
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Black Lives Matter activist, Imarn Ayton, claims Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "have proven themselves to be liars." The comment comes after Prince Harry's recent bombshell media appearances with ITV where the Duke of Sussex denied accusing the royal family of racism in his tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021.
When ITV's host Tom Bradby questioned Prince Harry, "You've accused members of your royal family of racism," Harry swiftly snapped back and said, "No I didn't. The British press said that. Did Meghan ever mention that they're racist?" Prince Harry added the royal family was guilty of "unconscious bias" in reference to the claim an unnamed royal expressed "concern" about their son Archie's skin color.
Who is Imarn Ayton?
Imarn Ayton is a 32-year-old actress and activist who rose to fame during the Black Lives Matter protest. The South Londoner is a motivational speaker and 'racism thought leader', as per her website. "Dedicated to Black equality and tackling Racism, Ayton seeks to build awareness about how all forms of Racism manifest within the UK, including Institutionalised Racism," reads her website. While talking about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on TalkTV, Ayton claimed the couple have shown themselves to be liars adding they have contended with bullying and racism.
"I will happily and humbly accept the defeat when it comes to them being called liars. They have proven themselves to be liars," she said about Prince Harry and Meghan, reported Daily Mail. She continued, "It does not negate the fact that Harry was bullied and harassed by the media. It does not negate the fact that his wife had to contend with racism." She further added, "It does not negate the fact he has the right to defend himself when he feels aggrieved," reported the source. She further added on the topic of evidence saying, "we already know they have backpedaled" and not disclosed "certain bits of information pertaining to the racism claims." But she remarked, "The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence."
However, during Prince Harry's interview, he was questioned by Bradby to plug his memoir 'Spare' saying, "Wouldn't you describe that as essentially racist?" The Duke of Sussex responded, "I wouldn't, not having lived within that family." But he adds, "The difference between racism and unconscious bias… the two things are different," reported the outlet. "But once it's been acknowledged, or pointed out to you as an individual, or as an institution, that you have unconscious bias, you therefore have an opportunity to learn and grow from that so that you are part of the solution rather than part of the problem."