The Apprentice's Joanna Jarjue Slams 'Engineered' Portrayal: 'I Feared Looking Like I Was Playing Race Card'

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The Apprentice's Joanna Jarjue Slams 'Engineered' Portrayal: 'I Feared Looking Like I Was Playing Race Card'

Fired ‘Apprentice’ candidate Joanna Jarjue has criticised the way she was portrayed on the show, but was afraid to speak up for fear of being accused of “playing the race card”.

Fired ‘Apprentice’ candidate Joanna Jarjue has criticised the way she was portrayed on the show, but was afraid to speak up for fear of being accused of “playing the race card”.

The businesswoman, who missed out on a place in the final after the infamous interviews round earlier this week, revealed she was left in tears behind the scenes of the BBC reality show over the “engineered narrative” around her.

After reading a Guardian op-ed on the treatment Alexandra Burke had been subjected to on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ this year, Joanna decided to speak out about her ‘Apprentice’ appearance.

“Was obvious to me what my ‘character’ was going to be & cried about it behind the scenes but was always scared to voice it out of fear of looking like I was playing the ‘race card’,” she said.

“Glad so many other people have noticed especially after it’s so blatant after the final 5 ep.”

Was obvious to me what my ‘character’ was going to be & cried about it behind the scenes but was always scared to voice it out of fear of looking like I was playing the ‘race card’. Glad so many other people have noticed especially after it’s so blatant after the final 5 ep. https://t.co/XNE68Ywqny

December 16, 2017

She continued: “I just feel bad for the experts & interviewers on the show who seem to have taken some the wrap for it because it’s a narrative they didn’t create or probably realise was being engineered.

“Onwards and upwards. This is the last I’ll speak of it but something does need to change because it’s not right,” she added.

I just feel bad for the experts & interviewers on the show who seem to have taken some the wrap for it because it’s a narrative they didn’t create or probably realise was being engineered ]]>🤷🏾🏾

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