Kate Garraway "ashamed to be white" after Detroit movie

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From Digital Spy

Kate Garraway has given her emotional verdict on new movie Detroit.

On Good Morning Britain earlier today (August 17), the presenter interviewed British actor Will Poulter, who is tipped for an Oscar for his portrayal of a racist police officer in the film.

After watching a screening of the picture, Kate admitted: "I feel ashamed to be white. I can't apologise enough for the unfairness of that time.

"The awful scenes in America at the moment makes me worried that those feelings weren't just of that time either."

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Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the movie tells the story of racial tensions in Detroit in the lead-up to the 1967 riots. As the authorities try to regain control of the city, three unarmed men are killed while several others are brutally beaten.

Poulter commented: "In 1967 Detroit, the population was approaching 40% African American and the police were 90% white.

"If you were a person of colour at that time, you came to Detroit seeking the rights you weren't given in the south, having been promised a better quality of life. But that wasn't the case.

"People were subjected to horrendous treatment as racial tensions were very high."

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The actor went on to claim that racism is still a huge problem in President Donald Trump's America.

He continued: "The relevance of this movie has a lot to do with what's going on in our society today as far as racial relations are concerned.

"The state of civil rights, especially in America, it feels like we're experiencing a regression and that is terrifying.

"I think this stresses the importance of creatives to keep making films like this."

Detroit hits UK cinemas on August 25.

Good Morning Britain is on ITV, weekdays at 6am.

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