Loose Women has been praised for its Tuesday show in which there was an all-black panel for the first-ever time in its 21 years airing.
The popular daytime ITV show was presented by Charlene White, with Kelle Bryan, Judi Love and Brenda Edwards alongside her on the panel.
The move has been branded a positive step by viewers of the show, with it being dubbed as “refreshing” and pleasing to finally see some “representation” on the show.
No, YOU'RE crying 😭❤️
— Loose Women (@loosewomen) October 22, 2020
The fact I notice there are 4 black women on #LooseWomen today, shows it’s never happened before. We shouldn’t notice it, as it’s just 4 women but it’s nice & refreshing to see. Hopefully it all becomes the norm. Also need more Asians and others but 1 step is better than none.
— Missy (@Ms_tweetz) October 22, 2020
So refreshing to turn my telly on and see 4 beautiful black woman running the show, things have a long way to go but this is a great start, never in my life have i seen this happen on a major network 👏 #LooseWomen @loosewomen @ITV #BlackHistoryMonth
— Charlie (@83CharlieJ) October 22, 2020
Nahhh I think I’m gonna cry from hearing dolla wine being played on @loosewomen. I don’t believe people understand how much seeing 4 black women enjoy themselves on this platform means to young black women like me. Thank you all #LooseWomen pic.twitter.com/eNW3i1jAfH
— Lands (@Just_Lands) October 22, 2020
I am loving how bitter the Karen squad are over the beautiful panel of women on #LooseWomen today! Imagine how much energy it must take to be so deeply racist & ignorant. This was one of the best panels by far – lets have more of them please #LooseWomen ❤
— vizzle (@Vmg89) October 22, 2020
The panel discussed a series of controversial issues, including whether or not you should smack your child as a form of discipline.
It is illegal for a parent or carer to smack a child in the UK unless it amounts to reasonable punishment.
Kelle said: “I was very firm in the fact that I didn’t want my children to be smacked because of what I went through as a child.”
She then went on to explain how when she was young and would misbehave, her parents would hit her with a slipper. Her dad believed that children only misbehave when they’re not “disciplined properly.”
The Hollyoaks star added: “There’s more than one way to discipline a child.”
The panel also discussed who is responsible for feeding the nation’s children, whether or not you can be too old for sexy dancing and should you show off your love online.
After the cameras stopped rolling, Charlene disclosed that she had burst into tears at the monumental moment.
She said: “Thank you guys for all the tweets, messages, calls, and DMs.
“Yep we made history today. And when the cameras stopped rolling, I burst into tears.”
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