Mel B ‘shocked’ by racism in US while filming documentary
Spice Girl Mel B said she was “shocked” after seeing racism was “still there” as she reflected on her trip to the US.
The ‘Spice Up Your Life’ hitmaker, nicknamed Scary Spice, teamed up with British comedians Ruby Wax and Emily Atack to direct a BBC documentary in the US.
In the documentary, titled Trailblazers: A Rocky Mountain Road Trip, the trio follow in the footsteps of explorer Isabella Bird, who explored the United States on a solo journey in the 1870s.
But when she made it to Colorado, Mel B said she was “shocked” by the lack of diversity in the state and admitted it changed her “view in a way.”
“Even though Colorado is huge, the whole world is huge, but when it actually comes down to where people of color, whether mixed race or brown or some kind of ethnic mix, they have an even harder time, people of color,” she told Metro.
“For me, I didn’t think there was as much racism as there was when my mom had me 47 years ago, but it’s still there,” she added.
The singer, who hails from northern England, said the experience “kind of changed my attitude”.
“Throughout the show I was like, ‘Is there anybody in this town that’s brown or mixed race or black? Is there someone?’ I always find myself searching,” she added.
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