Prince George called out for alleged ‘white privilege’ by British Council employee

A British Council employee has come under fire for posting a number of harsh comments about Prince George to social media.

Angela Gibbins, who works as a senior employee at the charity, verbally attacked the three-year-old on her Facebook page following the release of his picture for the Queen’s 90th birthday. The news was first reported by The Sun in the U.K.

When a Facebook user shared the above image with the caption, “I know he’s only two years old, but Prince George already looks like a f***** d***head,” Gibbins responded by saying, “White privilege. That cheeky grin is the innate knowledge he’s royal, rich, advantaged and will never know ANY difficulties or hardships in life.”

She continued with: “Let’s find photos of 3yo Syrian refugee children and see if they look alike, eh?”

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According to several reports, the 52-year-old’s “friends” were upset by her comments, saying, “You are a total idiot Angela, to look at the picture of a child and be filled with nothing but hatred for them. You are a disgrace to humanity.” Another person added, “You look at a smiling child and this is the kind of stuff you think? You need some time off the internet.”

The British employee stood by her opinions, though, adding, “I’m sound in my socialist, atheist and Republican opinions.”

She added, “I don’t believe the royal family have any place in a modern democracy, least of all when they live on public money. That’s privilege and it needs to end.”

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Gibbins’s comments have since prompted an investigation by the British Council, which released the following statement:

“This comment was made on a private social media account. It has absolutely no connection to the British Council and does not represent the views of the British Council… That said, we expect the highest standards of our staff and we will be investigating the matter further.”

Those on social media were also quick to react to the news:

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