A British woman who was sacked after a Facebook rant decrying Prince George

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Prince George could be seen mouth agape and head tilted to the sky watching the planes although at other intervals looked rather bored
Prince George could be seen mouth agape and head tilted to the sky watching the planes although at other intervals looked rather bored

Prince George ‘white Privilege’ Facebook Rant Woman Says She Was Fired for ‘socialist, Atheist, Republican’ Views

A British woman who was sacked after a Facebook rant decrying Prince George as an example of “white privilege” is seeking compensation from her former employer.

Angela Gibbins lost her job at the British Council—which promotes British culture overseas and has the Queen as its patron—after a newspaper reported Facebook comments she had made in 2016 about the young Prince, who is the son of Prince William, the Queen’s grandson.

Prince George looks down at the crowd while Philip, medals on display, jokingly gestures during the iconic event on Saturday
Prince George looks down at the crowd while Philip, medals on display, jokingly gestures during the iconic event on Saturday

“White privilege. That cheeky grin is the (already locked-in) innate knowledge that he’s Royal, rich, advantaged and will never know any difficulties or hardships in life,” Gibbins wrote in a debate with social media friends last year, “Let’s find photos of 3yo [sic] Syrian refugee children and see if they look alike, eh?”

Prince George could be seen mouth agape and head tilted to the sky watching the planes although at other intervals looked rather bored
Prince George could be seen mouth agape and head tilted to the sky watching the planes although at other intervals looked rather bored

She also wrote: “I’m sound in my socialist, atheist and republican opinions. I don’t believe the Royal Family have any place in a modern democracy, least of all when they live on public money. That’s privilege and it needs to end.”

Jul 05, 2015; King's Lynn, England, United Kingdom; KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II and Royal nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo leave the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate after the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. *no uk sales for 28 days after date created* Mandatory Credit: Photo by National Pictures/KEYSTONE Press © Copyright 2015 by National Pictures
Jul 05, 2015; King’s Lynn, England, United Kingdom; KING’S LYNN, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II and Royal nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo leave the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate after the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King’s Lynn, England. *no uk sales for 28 days after date created* Mandatory Credit: Photo by National Pictures/KEYSTONE Press © Copyright 2015 by National Pictures

Now, The Times reported, Gibbins is seeking compensation, damages, and a new job with the organization or the return of her old role. She contests that she was sacked over her political beliefs.

In the second photo posted on the account, Prince William cradles his three-year-old son George tenderly in his arms in a photo taken on the family's tour of Canada last September
In the second photo posted on the account, Prince William cradles his three-year-old son George tenderly in his arms in a photo taken on the family’s tour of Canada last September

Gibbins told a central London employment tribunal her views on the monarchy were well known at the British Council: “I had always been open and honest about these if asked. I can remember being variously bated as ‘the red under the bed’ or ‘the quiet Corbynista’ in meetings with senior colleagues, many of whom often made disparaging jokes about my left-wing views,” she said.

The family pictures happened by accident, as both Prince George and Princess Charlotte were more than intrigued by the circus unfolding around their father ➖ GQ Editor Dylan
The family pictures happened by accident, as both Prince George and Princess Charlotte were more than intrigued by the circus unfolding around their father ➖ GQ Editor Dylan

Defending her actions, Gibbins told the tribunal: “I have also been very clear that none of the comments I made were abusive or used any kind of foul language.

“We were actually talking about how all children should have the same rights, no privileges, no matter what their background.”

But Rebecca Walton, the British Council’s EU regional director, said: “I believe there is a recklessness that comes into play when you choose to comment under a picture of a three-year-old child about that three-year-old child.”

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The case continues.

Source: newsweek com

Tags: Tribunal, Gibbins, Rebecca Walton, Prince George

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