Ben Foden’s wife branded ‘racist’ after calling coronavirus ‘China’s disease’

Ben Foden's wife Jackie Smith Foden has hit back at racism claims after she ranted about coronavirus on her Instagram, dubbing the outbreak "China's disease".

Earlier this week, Jackie blamed the pandemic on the Chinese government and insisted the country should cancel the debts they owe to America.

Taking to the social media platform, she wrote: "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?

"Is that fair? Like if I owe you $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?

"Like, clean your s*** up China, this isn’t the first time this has happened #forgivethedebt."

Her outburst then prompted one of her followers to message, accusing her remarks of being "racist".

"Eh racism isn’t particularly helpful right now. I don’t think the USA is suffering like countries in the Third World that do and are repaying debt to the USA. White American privilege…" wrote the user.

Not happy with the comment, Jackie quickly replied and shared her views on the pandemic, stating it was started in order to "cull" China's population.

She fumed: "How is this racist? How it is fair?

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"All these diseases coming out of there, either from poor regulation off meat centres or poor regulation from labs or they intentionally are doing it to cull their population, which, with this very convenient disease that only kills old sick people, just seems a little too convenient.

"It’s not fair that we have to bankrupt out economy to deal with it while still owing them the same amount of money?"

She added: "I’m not hating on the Chinese people, I’m talking about the government. Thanks."

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