British soap star Rachel Adedeji is speaking out. In the wake of global protests over the police murder of George Floyd, Hollyoaks released a podcast addressing the Black Lives Matter movement.
Adedeji noted that recording one podcast episode featuring a Black actress - Kéllé Bryan, who plays Martine Deveraux - explaining the importance of the movement was insufficient. Adedeji, who plays Martine's niece, Lisa Loveday, tweeted about the racism she'd experienced on set:
Former co-star Amanda Clapham concurred:
Hollyoaks followed up by saying it has zero tolerance for racism; the show is now investigating Adedeji's claims. It posted on Instagram:
A former 'Oaks staffer shared on Instagram that she personally witnessed racism on set: