Neighbours actor allegedly removed from set after complaints of racism by Indigenous actor Shareena Clanton

Neighbours actor allegedly removed from set after complaints of racism by Indigenous actor Shareena Clanton

The Guardian

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The cult soap’s first foray into casting a recurring Indigenous female character has become mired in allegations of on-set racism

Racial slurs during filming of the TV series Neighbours became so egregious earlier this year, one actor had to be removed from the set for a week and ordered to undergo cultural sensitivity training, one of the enduring soap’s guest stars alleges.

First Nations actor Shareena Clanton, who worked on the set in January and February in 2021, said human resources staff employed by the show’s creator, Fremantle, resorted to establishing makeshift segregated green room spaces to keep the peace between cast members and crew, after the alleged offending actor repeatedly used the “n” word in her presence.

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