After Ben Foden’s pregnant wife Jackie expressed her honest opinions about how the coronavirus spread on her Instagram page, she was accused of being racist after she questioned: “Is that fair?” The rugby star’s new spouse received a lot of backlash following her statement.
Jackie wrote to her 7000 followers: “China owns a lot of US’s debt, BUT how much death and danger have they put us in, and how much money and time and energy have we exhausted because of it, caused by China’s diseases that keep coming out of there, either accidentally or intentionally?”
She then posed the question: “Is that fair?” and continued to explain: “Like if I owe u a $ 100, and then you caused a bunch of deaths in my family, and I had to spend a lot of time, money and energy to prevent further deaths, do I still owe you that $ 100?”(sic)
Jackie then told the country: “Like, clean your s**** up China, this isn’t the first time this has happened. #forgivethedebt.”
Once the entrepreneur said what she needed to say, one of her followers criticised her for racism and called her out for being an example of “White American Privilege”.
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Ben married Jackie last summer just weeks after first meeting each other.
Jackie is an entrepreneur who runs her wellness and beauty company based in New York, The Goddess Line.
The businesswoman has also had her turn at acting, as she’s starred as an extra in And After All and At Home with Mystic.
Once they were a married couple, the rugby player shared their happy news on Instagram and dedicated the post to Jackie.