‘It was continuous’: Indigenous Neighbours actors allege systemic racism, sexism on set


Wongatha, Yamatji, and Noongar, Gitja actor Shareena Clanton says she will never work for television’s ‘Neighbours’ again, following allegations of racism and misconduct on set.

On social media, Ms Clanton said that she experienced “racist traumas” on set, including hearing the “n” word twice. Racism disguised as ‘jokes’ was common, she said, such as when a white actress openly called an actress of colour a “lil’ monkey”.

“What motivated me to speak up (is that) essentially this has always been here, as part of the Australian filming television landscape.”

The actor said the poor workplace environment was not limited to racism, but included inappropriate behaviour towards women. 

“(It was) continuous right until the very…

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