Celebrity Charity: Stacey Dooley sports a casual chic ensemble as she heads out in London

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Celebrity Charity: Stacey Dooley sports a casual chic ensemble as she heads out in London

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She was recently criticised by MP David Lammy for her ‘white saviour’ filming trips to Africa.

And Stacey Dooley headed back to work on Friday as she arrived at the BBC Studios in London.

The documentary maker, 32, looked stylish in black mom jeans and a white woven tank top as she checked her phone on her way to the broadcaster’s headquarters.

Casual: Stacey Dooley, 32, headed back to work at the BBC Studios in London on Friday, just a day after hitting out at trolls over ‘white saviour’ backlash

Stacey paired her ensemble with black slip on sandals and carried a grey Gucci handbag for the outing.

And the Strictly Come Dancing champion wore her auburn locks tied back in a patterned scrunchie as she wandered through the busy city.

The beauty finished off her look with quirky, thick-framed sunglasses and oversized gold hoop earrings. 

Stylish: Stacey paired her ensemble with black slip on sandals and carried a grey Gucci handbag for the outing

Busy: The Strictly Come Dancing champion wore her auburn locks tied back in a patterned scrunchie as she wandered through the busy city

Her outing comes after Stacey hit back at a troll who commented on Instagram ‘At least this black person is old enough to consent to being in a photo with you’ – three months after she was criticised for her ‘white saviour’ filming trips to Africa.

The Strictly winner was accused by David Lammy of acting like a ‘white saviour’ after posting a picture on Instagram holding a Ugandan child while the broadcaster was filming for Comic Relief in February – leading to a war of words on Twitter.

And the documentary filmmaker was quick to respond after a follower commented on a photo Stacey posted on Instagram which showed her posing with a Nigerian woman on Thursday. 

Quirky: The beauty finished off her look with quirky, thick-framed sunglasses and oversized gold hoop earrings

Contact: The beauty checked her phone on her way inside the broadcaster’s headquarters

She wrote: ‘I understand the wider conversation that people want to have, and I understand that some are saying they feel it’s a tired narrative… I get that.

‘What is not okay is people making out like we were somehow sinister in our approach.

Referring to the uproar ignited when she posted the photo cradling the child, she continued: ‘She lied! She’s been exposed!’ …it’s just completely untrue to suggest we didn’t ask for consent.

‘We spent the day with his grandad. He has a working relationship with comic relief.

Slammed: Stacey hit back at a troll who commented on Instagram ‘At least this black person is old enough to consent to being in a photo with you’ – three months after she was criticised by MP David Lammy for her ‘white saviour’ filming trips to Africa

Row: The Strictly winner was accused by Lammy of acting like a ‘white saviour’ after posting a picture on Instagram holding a Ugandan child while the broadcaster was filming for Comic Relief in February – leading to a war of words on Twitter

‘Also, people saying, “she’s not listening, she doesn’t wanna hear criticism” is bulls**t too.’

‘I’m willing to listen and learn, however I’m not willing to feel I have to justify myself to those who have already made up their mind, based on info they’ve been fed, by people who weren’t there.’ 

On Monday, the star was blasted by a Q&A audience over her Comic Relief filming trips to Africa. 

At the Sheffield Doc/Fest event, the 32-year-old did not apologise for her controversial photo and boyfriend Kevin Clifton attempted to defend his partner, as reported by The Sun.

Comment: The documentary filmmaker was quick to respond after the follower commented on a photo Stacey posted on Instagram which showed her posing with a Nigerian woman on Thursday

Response: Stacey hit back at the comment and said it ‘wasn’t okay for people to make her feel sinister in her approach’

Audience member Annalisa Toccara tweeted about her experience and said Ms Dooley showed ‘a lack of understanding’ and was called out by one of the filmmaker’s. 

She went on to say that a man who spoke to her ‘like I was a piece of s**t’ was Strictly professional Kevin Clifton. 

A source close to Ms Dooley told The Sun said: ‘She went to talk to the audience member after their exchange and gave contact details to carry on their conversation.’

Support: The star was supported by many fans on Instagram who encouraged her to keep doing her valuable work

Couple: On Monday the star was blasted by a Q&A audience over her Comic Relief filming trips to Africa – with boyfriend Kevin Clifton (above) reportedly defending his girlfriend

Referring to the incident, Stacey continued: ‘A guy this week shouted out his concerns, and instead of trying to brush it off, I made sure he was given a microphone and then went up to him after the talk had finished and gave him my personal details.

‘I can’t tell you how much I’ve read that is just total b****cks.

‘Ultimately, the main priority is that the people on the ground felt happy with my behaviour.

Spat: The controversy hit in February when the star shared a picture on social media showing her holding a child as she represented the charity – leading to a tweet from David Lammy

Fury: She replied: ‘Is the issue with me being white? (Genuine question) …because if that’s the case, you could always go over there and try raise awareness [sic]?

‘Im still in contact with the families and the health workers and the fixers.

‘I’ve taken on board what people are saying. Clearly Comic relief have too.

‘Essentially, what I’m saying is, of course everyone is entitled to their opinion and to voice concerns. But please make sure you have the information and your not making comments based on assumption x x.’  

The star was supported by many fans on Instagram with one writing: ‘Unfortunately there are always trolls. You’re a lovely person and don’t need to explain yourself.’

Another added: ‘Your journalism is important and brilliant. Keep posting’ 

The controversy hit in February when the star shared a picture on social media showing her holding a child as she represented the charity. She captioned the picture: ‘OB.SESSSSSSSSSSED’.   

However, the Tottenham MP accused Stacey of showing a ‘distorted image of Africa’ and perpetuating a ‘colonial era’ mentality that suggests white people are the solution to poverty in deprived parts of the world. 

Comment: Mr Lammy, 46, acknowledged Stacey’s ‘good motives’ but bemoaned the British celebrity trope of travelling to Africa to film charity appeals (pictured February 2019)

Mr Lammy, 46, acknowledged Stacey’s ‘good motives’ but bemoaned the British celebrity trope of travelling to Africa to film charity appeals.

Stacey, whose documentary focuses on Malaria and neonatal clinics, responded to the MPs twitter remarks and highlighted the £1billion raised by Comic Relief since it was founded in 1985 by the comedian Lenny Henry.

Writing on social media, Mr Lammy said: ‘The world doesn’t need anymore white saviours. As I’ve said before, this just perpetuates tired and unhelpful stereotypes.’

‘Let’s just promote voices from across the continent of Africa and have serious debate.’ 

The MP added: ‘Let’s promote voices from across the continent of Africa and have a serious debate.’

Addressing Stacey directly, he said: ‘This isn’t personal and I don’t question your good motives. 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.’

He added: ‘The history of colonialism in Africa means race is important. Stacey’s Instagram posts continue a very long established trope of white female heroine with orphan black child with little or no agency or parents in sight. Comic relief do this because it makes people give money.’ 

She replied: ‘Is the issue with me being white? (Genuine question) …because if that’s the case, you could always go over there and try raise awareness [sic]?

‘I saw projects that were saving lives with the money. Kids lives.’ 

Comic Relief later revealed the politician had ignored their offer of a trip to Africa to support the charity. 

Mr Lammy added that it’s ‘complacent to suggest that colonial attitudes are dead’, and pointed to the Oxfam scandal, where white aid workers volunteering in Haiti sexually exploited women living in desperate poverty.  

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