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Attitude publisher tells David Lammy to “f**k yourself” after “white saviour” tweet

The publisher of Attitude Magazine, who has raised over £350,000 for an AIDS charity to spend in Africa has lashed out at the MP David Lammy after “White Saviour” tweet.

The publisher of one of the UK’s biggest LGBT+ Magazines, Darren Styles, has lashed out at the MP, David Lammy after the MP tweeted that the world did not need any more “white saviours”, following on from the publication of a picture showing BBC presenter and journalist, Stacey Dooley holding an African child in her arms, while she was filming a documentary for Comic Relief.

The MP for Tottenham, wrote, “The world does not need any more white saviours. As I’ve said before, this just perpetuates tired and unhelpful stereotypes. Let’s instead promote voices from across the continent of Africa and have serious debate”



While the MP admitted that the tweet wasn’t “personal” to Dooley he did blast the charity Comic Relief writing, “My problem with British celebrities being flown out by Comic Relief to make these films is that it sends a distorted image of Africa which perpetuates an old idea from the colonial era”.

Darren Styles, OBE who publishes Attitude Magazine responded to Lammy’s tweet, calling the MP’s view on colour “poisonous” and stating that he had raised over £350,000 for an AIDS charity to spend in Africa.

Taking to Twitter Styles wrote, “As a white man who has raised more than £350k for an AIDS charity to spend in Africa you can go fuck yourself. I’ll spend my life and my time how I see fit, and do what good I can wherever I can based on need, rather than your poisonous view of my (or anyone’s) colour”.

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