Lord Alan Sugar faced criticism last night after taking to Twitter to comment on Ian Wrights choice of suit. In the tweet he mentioned how the colour of the suit was similar to that of a beach and would therefore camouflage well, However many felt it was borderline racism with the wording used.
The tweet read:
‘That is one hell of a suit @IanWright0 has on. A bit too dark don’t you think. He could be in camouflage on a beach.’
Fans were quick to respond that the tweet sounded racist, posting: ‘This is incredibly misjudged. And if I’m honest, it’s out of order. I used to look up to you.’
Whilst others added ‘This is wrong Sir Alan on so many levels’ and ‘Have you honestly said this….. Jesus wept’.
Some of Lord Sugar’s followers shared screenshots of Ian’s camel-coloured suit to try and explain the ‘joke’, saying that he meant the outfit would camouflage with the beach and was not racist.