Neighbours: more come forward about racism on set

Former regular Sharon Johal has spoken out about her own experiences of racism on-set, expressing hope that this outpouring will be a 'transformative moment' for the long-running soap.

In the week since Indigenous actors Shareena Clanton and Meyne Wyatt came forward about the racism, homophobia, and sexism they experienced and witnessed on the set of Neighbours, yet more actors have come forward with their stories. Sharon Johal, who spent four years playing Dipi Rebbechi on the show, published a statement on her website, where the actor described feeling ‘morally compelled’ to lend her voice in support of Wyatt and Clanton.

READ: Indigenous actors call out racism on Neighbours set: ‘Lonely, triggering, and traumatising’

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob