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Neighbours star Shareena Clanton accuses the show of ‘traumatising racism’

Neighbours star Shareena Clanton accuses the show of ‘traumatising racism’

Neighbours star Shareena Clanton accuses the show of racism and claims it was ‘lonely and traumatising to work in such a culturally unsafe area’

Neighbours star Shareena Clanton has accused the Channel 10 cleaning soap of racism and has vowed to by no means work on the program once more.

The Aboriginal actress, 30, alleged in a prolonged Instagram publish on Tuesday that producers fostered a poisonous office atmosphere and that the show was a ‘culturally unsafe area’.

Amongst a number of complaints, Shareena accused a employees member of making crude remarks and claimed she heard the N-word used on set twice.

Claims: Neighbours actress Shareena Clanton (pictured) has accused the show of racism and claimed it was 'lonely and traumatising to work in such a culturally unsafe space'

Claims: Neighbours actress Shareena Clanton (pictured) has accused the show of racism and claimed it was ‘lonely and traumatising to work in such a culturally unsafe area’

‘I am struggling to publish something optimistic about the months I endured on Neighbours after a number of racist traumas and navigating ongoing counselling from this extremely problematic show,’ she wrote.

‘It has been lonely, triggering and traumatising to work in such a culturally unsafe area.’

Whereas she did not title particular employees members, Shareena listed a number of ‘racist’ and problematic incidents she apparently witnessed throughout filming.

She claimed: ‘A [staff member] thought it humorous and applicable to brazenly snicker at the phrase “cum slut” by a solid member who loudly spoke about “cum”, “cum”, “cum” in entrance of different solid and crew.

‘Because of my insistence of partaking a Wurundjeri Elder to be included for ongoing cultural security causes like cultural protocols adopted and debriefing, I used to be informed “this isn’t a movie manufacturing, Shareena” and that “we merely haven’t got the finances”.

‘The common-or-garden few hundred {dollars} per week Aunty and I proposed was in distinction to the hundreds of {dollars} actors have been receiving every pay. I paid Aunty straight out of my very own revenue to make up for this lack of finances.’

Allegations: The Aboriginal actress, 30, alleged on Instagram on Tuesday that producers fostered a toxic workplace environment and that the show was a 'culturally unsafe space'

Allegations: The Aboriginal actress, 30, alleged on Instagram on Tuesday that producers fostered a poisonous office atmosphere and that the show was a ‘culturally unsafe area’

She continued: ‘A senior employees member brazenly laughed while utilizing the time period ‘slave driver’ in reference to him ‘working exhausting’. My administration at the time did not assist as they endorsed/inspired this ‘workplace banter’. I fired the agent.’

‘Overt and covert ranges of racism have been rife, typically disguised as ‘jokes’ like a white actress brazenly calling one other actress of color a ‘lil’ monkey’.

‘Twice I endured the ‘N’-word brazenly getting used on-set and in the inexperienced room. I used to be even informed to ‘go some other place’ by employees when confronting the actor straight as a result of I used to be making others ‘uncomfortable,’ she added.

‘A white actress brazenly laughed at the racist ‘N’-word to solely lie about laughing about it when questioned by HR. She stated that I ‘misconstrued’ what she was ‘laughing at’ and that she was laughing at ‘one thing else’. That may be a blatant lie.’

‘The retaliation for calling out this misconduct and racism typically left me ostracised and additional marginalised. In what was meant to have HR observe up and talk about this led to them saying they have been not sure of ‘what else they might do’.’

Accusations: Among several complaints, Shareena accused a staff member of making crude remarks and claimed she heard the N-word used on set twice

Accusations: Amongst a number of complaints, Shareena accused a employees member of making crude remarks and claimed she heard the N-word used on set twice

Shareena’s visitor look on Neighbours is about to air subsequent week. 

A Freemantle spokesperson informed TV Blackbox: ‘Neighbours strives to be a platform for variety and inclusion on-screen and off-screen. Our quest is at all times to proceed to develop and develop on this space and we acknowledge that that is an evolving course of.’

‘Shareena’s involvement in the artistic course of and on set was invaluable and massively instructional and can profit the sequence shifting ahead.’

‘There have been important and prolonged discussions with Shareena throughout her time on Neighbours and we’ll proceed to work with all solid and crew to make sure Neighbours continues to be a completely inclusive atmosphere.’

Appearence: Shareena's guest appearance on Neighbours is set to air next week. Pictured Shareena on set with Colette Mann

Appearence: Shareena’s visitor look on Neighbours is about to air subsequent week. Pictured Shareena on set with Colette Mann

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