This is the perfect example of why nothing you say online ever goes away.
Jo Marney the 25 year old now ex-girlfriend of British Independence Party leader Henry Bolton landed herself in hot water recently. According to the BBC and HuffPost, the young actress didn’t have the most flattering things to say about the soon to be newest member of the royal family.
While on Good Morning Britain, Bolton had this to remarked:
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) January 15, 2018
“I don’t defend these comments whatsover.” following up to say “At the moment it is obviously quite incompatible to continue the relationship,” he said. But “I’m going to be continuing to support her family because Jo is absolutely distraught by this.”
So what did the young actress say that ultimately got her suspended by UKIP (pending an investigation) and has other leaders of the party pressuring Henry Bolton to step down as head of the party?
Marney sent a friend shocking messages about Markle, who will marry Prince Harry this spring. Marney was noted as describing Markle as a “dumb little commoner,” and called black people “ugly.” She also said Markle would “taint” the royal family and pave the way for a “black king.” The BBC also reported that when a person responded to the comments by calling them racist, Marney went as far to respond with a “so what?”
Marney later apologized for her statements saying they were taken out of context. Bolton, however, has severed all romantic ties with Marney.
According to the rules of the UK Independence Party, it is “against the constitution of the party to be racist in any way,” Bolton told Good Morning Britain. Still, we all know that you can not legislate personal feelings; people will discriminate in ways that the law can’t control. Just look at American politics and the GOP.
— Jo Marney (@Jo_Marney) December 16, 2017