Appearing on Question Time, the Brexiteer revealed he was married to an immigrant and his vote in June’s referendum was instead in favour of “direct democracy”.
The man’s statement won the plaudits of the BBC audience as well social media users who added: “many people share his sentiments”.
Speaking on Thursday’s show from North Wales, the unnamed man said: “I voted for Leave and I fought for Labour Leave here in Bangor and I voted for direct democracy and I voted for a fairer immigration system.”
The Question Time audience member berated Remainers during a Brexit debate
I voted for direct democracy and I voted for a fairer immigration system
Question Time audience member
As he continued to blast Remain supporters for their repeated criticism of Leave voters, he finished: “I’m actually married to an immigrant, a non-EU immigrant, so I’m not racist.”
The short burst was welcomed by panellist and Church of England priest Giles Fraser, who could be seen repeatedly nodding in agreement while the audience clapped.
Viewers immediately took to the internet in a show of support for the man’s honest remarks.
One user wrote: “People are getting sick of having to prove they're not 'racist' by providing personal multicultural bona fides.”
The audience member said he was married to a non-EU migrant
@bbcquestiontime I am an immigrant 42 years ago and I WANT TO CONTROL IMMIGRATION
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Another said: “I am an immigrant 42 years ago and I WANT TO CONTROL IMMIGRATION”.
A third added: “Many people share his sentiments – Post devo Wales is a dystopian world only there for the privileged minority Welsh speak!”
Earlier in the show aired on Thursday evening, Brexiteer Mr Fraser also took issue with the Remain camp for their criticism that Leave supporters “didn’t know what they were voting for”.
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During the hour-long debate, he fumed: “The message people are hearing is that they were fooled, it was all to do with the media… people are grownups.
“They voted to Leave, and they understood what they were voting for.
“The idea that you can come out afterwards and say ‘they don’t understand poor little dears…’, no, I won’t treat you like poor little dears.”