BBC presenter Alex Scott said she is “proud” of her accent after former Labour minister and ex-House of Lords member Digby Jones gave her stick.
Lord Jones, who was educated at private Bromsgrove School, tweeted on Friday that “Alex Scott spoils a good presentational job on the BBC Olympics Team with her very noticeable inability to pronounce her ‘g’s at the end of a word”.
Scott responded by saying she was proud to be from a working-class family in east London.
“I’m from a working-class family in East London, Poplar, Tower Hamlets & I am PROUD,” she tweeted.
“Proud of the young girl who overcame obstacles, and proud of my accent! It’s me, it’s my journey, my grit.
“A quick one to any young kids who may not have a certain kind of privilege in life.
“Never allow judgments on your class, accent, or appearance (to) hold you back.
“Tweets like this just give me the energy to keep going.”
These three tweets are a thing of beauty.
I’m from a working class family in East London, Poplar, Tower Hamlets & I am PROUD ??— Alex Scott MBE (@AlexScott) July 30, 2021
Proud of the young girl who overcame obstacles, and proud of my accent!
It’s me, it’s my journey, my grit.
(1/3) ?? https://t.co/EObv88MVS0
A quick one to any young kids who may not have a certain kind of privilege in life.— Alex Scott MBE (@AlexScott) July 30, 2021
Never allow judgments on your class, accent, or appearance hold you back.
Use your history to write your story.
Keep striving, keep shining & don’t change for anyone ??
Tweets like this just give me the energy to keep going ⛽️??— Alex Scott MBE (@AlexScott) July 30, 2021
See you tomorrow.. live on BBC baby ? pic.twitter.com/oI21jpK6r5
In support of Alex Scott, comedian Michael Spicer shared a video on the hot topic of people being snobs about pronunciation. It is a must-watch.
“please hold” pic.twitter.com/5vGkUR5gZ5— Michael Spicer (@MrMichaelSpicer) July 31, 2021
Brilliance squared. https://t.co/VuySjzpWDu— GailRenard (@GailRenard) August 1, 2021
It’s the sharp intake of breath after saying “a bit too Tower Hamlets for my liking” ???genius— JPrince (@japrincer) July 31, 2021
Pleezowldt— Curtis Stigers (@curtisstigers) July 31, 2021
This is amazing. pic.twitter.com/HwftFyoEdf— Jenna Martin ? ? (@phoenix_705) July 31, 2021
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