Jeremy Vine slammed for 'absolutely shameful' redefinition of the term woke

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Jeremy Vine has come under fire for completely altering the meaning of the word ‘woke’.

The 57-year-old presenter insisted the actual dictionary definition of the term, which is ‘being aware of social issues’ according to Collins, was wrong.

The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant instead falsely claimed that woke has ‘come to mean something else’ while hosting his Channel 5 show on Friday.

The Eggheads presenter’s controversial comments were made when he was asked by his guest, author and campaigner Natasha Devon, for his definition of woke.

He responded: ‘Well, woke is, you know, you kind of read The Guardian and this and that, yeah.’

Jeremy continued: ‘I’m woke about three or four days a week, to be fair.’

‘I love that for you,’ Natasha said, before explaining that woke is an African-American term meaning to be ‘awake to injustice in society.’

She added: ‘It just means you’re not racist, homophobic or misogynist, so I’d say you’re a woke person.’

Jeremy said: ‘Well it does in your definition it means that, but not to everyone.’

It comes the week after Jeremy’s daytime show was hit with more than two thousand Ofcom complaints over comments made about junior doctors.

‘These are the first few years, where I won’t call them trainees, but they’re very much finding their feet. They’re very much junior doctors here or foundation job doctors we call them,’ he said.

In a TikTok explaining the situation, one person said: ‘You use foundation doctor and junior doctor interchangeably there, that’s not how it works. If you were a doctor you would know that.’

Jeremy Vine airs weekdays on Channel 5 from 9.15am.

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