It’s so funny to hear white folks say stuff like, “I have had black people in my home before.” Or, “I know plenty of black people.” It’s as though black people are the speckled pup in the room that everyone wants to claim to have touched or encountered in one way or another. But, there’s a new, more honest, quote that came up in the news over the weekend.
“I don’t know many black people,” Miriam Margolyes, who plays Professor Sprout in the epic Harry Potter series, told Will.i.am on the Graham Norton show Friday night. He sat stunned and surprised at the British actresses candid remarks throughout the interview as he laughed and covered his face.
We reported in the EUR that Will.i.am gave $500,000 (most of the money he made on The Voice) to Prince William’s Trust and that contribution was discussed on the show as well. But, to the dismay of all of the guests, including the host, Margolyes didn’t know who Prince Williams was when looking at a photo of Will.i.am with the prince.
Then the jokes, started by Will.i.am, went awry over Will’s fro in the picture as Margolyes noted that she didn’t know who the Prince was because he looked bald to her. The other remark that popped up during the interview from Marolyes was:
‘You’re fabulous! How unexpected that a rapper would do this. I don’t have a very positive attitude towards rappers. I don’t really know any, you’re the first one I’ve actually talked to.’
No further comment. But Will also revealed that he was commissioned by NASA to write the first song to be played on Mars.
Read more here and check out part of the interview below.