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Woman Angers 'First Dates' Viewers By Saying She Was 'Born In Wrong Race'

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Woman Angers 'First Dates' Viewers By Saying She Was 'Born In Wrong Race'

A woman who appeared on First Dates has admitted that she thought that she was 'born into the wrong race', shocking viewers by also revealing that while she was born white, she feels 'more black inside'.

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Twenty-seven-year-old Ruth, from Scotland, appeared on the Channel 4 dating show to find love, but managed to gain attention for a very different reason.

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Showing off her Brazilian bum lift, the carnival dancer and trainee accountant said that she identifies more with black culture than white.

"I think I've got 'born in the wrong race' syndrome, where I am white but I feel more black inside, probably," she said.

She also added that she believes she is single because she prefers to date black guys - something there's a 'lack' of in her home town.

As you'd imagine, the controversial admission didn't sit well with viewers, who took to social media to slam her 'offensive' comments.

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Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

"Super middle class white Scottish girl on #FirstDates saying how she feels she was born into the wrong race and she's 'black on the inside' with absolutely no awareness of how offensive that is (or how she's also appropriating and fetishising a culture)," one person tweeted.

"#FirstDates she just said that she was born into the wrong race and that she's more of a black girl. Does she know how problematic that statement is?" vented another.

They added: "How she seems to base being a black girl on stereotypical characteristics when there's more to us than that. That's it."

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Another viewer wrote: "How can I be watching First Dates on Channel 4 and they have a woman saying she's 'black on the inside' because she likes soca music and got her lips and bum done. Proper disgusting."

A third echoed: "I can't with this white girl on First Dates saying she was born in the wrong race and she's black inside ffs."

"As if this girl on first dates just said she was born white but feels black inside, pls no," another commented.

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Many others also made a comparison between Ruth and Rachel Dolezal, the white former NAACP leader who posed as a black woman.

Radio One DJ Clara Amfosaid: "What in the Dolezal?? I love this show but some of the things that get through the edit sometimes blow my mind."

Another person commented: "This girl just went full Rachel Dolezal."

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Ruth got a lucky break, however, as her date Michael wasn't quite so unimpressed, and seemed quite taken with her love of Kim Kardashian and twerking.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Race, first dates, TV, UK

Jess Hardiman
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