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Politician under fire for calling Ian Wright ‘typical black hypocrite,’ later says she abhors racism

by The Grio

An English politician is under public scrutiny after referring to a popular media personality as “a typical black hypocrite.”

Conservative Party member Alexis McEvoy, a representative for South Waterside on Hampshire County Council and for Fawley, Blackfield and Langley on the New Forest District Council, is now at the center of a police investigation after using the phrase on Twitter to criticize former professional footballer Ian Wright, Daily Mail reported.

McEvoy shared the remark during a social media discussion surrounding sports broadcaster Gary Lineker’s controversial tweet regarding the government’s new immigration law, which reportedly allows for the deportation of anyone landing in the country illegally. The councilwoman shared someone else’s Twitter post about Wright to her 500 followers, adding the words “a typical black hypocrite” and an enraged devil emoji. 

​​The tweet was deleted and McEvoy’s Twitter account has been deactivated. She has left the Conservative Party and stepped down from her position on the New Forest National Park Authority following social media backlash, expressing regret for her remarks.

“I find racism in any form abhorrent,” McEvoy said in light of the pending investigations, according to Daily Mail. She added that she reported herself to the monitoring officers and suspended herself from the Conservative factions of the New Forest District Council and Hampshire County Council.

McEvoy, who hails from Langley in Hampshire, served as a governor for the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, which oversees the city’s primary hospital. The trust announced that she had resigned from that position.

In a statement released by the county’s Conservative Party, the councilwoman acknowledged that the now-deleted tweet was considered offensive toward someone, though she failed to identify Wright by name.

“‘I am aware…

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