Television presenter Trisha Goddard has accused journalist Stacey Dooley of using 'Kardashian' words and sharing 'disturbing' images as she waded in on the Comic Relief row.
Yesterday, thousands of people stood up for the reporter against MP David Lammy who accused her of trying to make herself look like a 'heroine' during her trip to Uganda, Africa.
The 31-year-old investigative reporter and Strictly star was this morning compared to the famous family of Kim Kardashian over the caption used on the image she sahred during the trip, by Ms Goddard.
Speaking on GMB former talk show host Trisha joined those supporting Mr Lammy.
She said: 'What jumped out at me was underneath it is said 'obsessed'in that Kardashian thing.
'I found that disturbing. She's done some great things. She has done some great work.
'We haven't seen the film Stacey has done... It may be local heroes and heroines in the area.
Trisha Goddard was among those who supported David Lammy in his criticism of journalist Stacey Dooley over a picture she had on her Instagram
Labour MP David Lammy criticised Stacey Dooley for appearing in a Comic Relief documentary in Uganda which promotes 'tired and unhelpful stereotypes' and for encouraging a 'white saviour' complex - sparking a war of words between the pair
'Saying obsessed- that's what Kardashians say about shoes. I had part of my childhood in east Africa I understand what people are trying to do.
'There are thousands of remarks. A lot of them are saying 'Stacey I love your work but I don't like this'.'
Stacey's friend and broadcaster Edward Adoo called Trisha's argument 'pointless'.
Praising the investigative reporter, he said: 'Stacey champions the underdog.
'In terms of diversity she has done great things. I was enraged with the tweet. He was given the opportunity to go and he didn't.
'This is creating charitable racism… Saying for example if it's an eastern European charity we'll get eastern Europeans to do it or if it is an African charity we'll get Africans to do it.
'It's about people doing something for each other.
'Sorry Trisha she's got the word 'obsessed' on her Instagram – it (your argument) doesn't make sense. She has a voice like all of us.'
The Labour MP for Tottenham (pictured from behind) said that her comments showed she had 'failed to educate herself', adding on BBC News' Victoria Derbyshire show: 'Her Instagram conveys the age old trope that is her as the heroine and the black child as the victim and we have to stop it'
Miss Dooley arrived in Uganda 5 days ago, posting pictures of her trip including holding this child. Mr Lammy criticised the 'white saviour' complex promoted by celebrities such as Miss Dooley
The row began when the Labour MP for Tottenham said that Stacey's image was 'perpetuating colonialism'.
Addressing Miss Dooley directly, he said: 'This isn't personal and I don't question your good motives. My problem with British celebrities being flown out by Comic Relief to make these films is that it sends a distorted image of Africa which perpetuates an old idea from the colonial era.'
Miss Dooley replied: 'Is the issue with me being white? (Genuine question) ...because if that's the case, you could always go over there and try raise awareness [sic]?
'I saw projects that were saving lives with the money. Kids lives.'
Mr Lammy added that it's 'complacent to suggest that colonial attitudes are dead', and pointed to the Oxfam scandal, where white aid workers volunteering in Haiti sexually exploited women living in desperate poverty.
Lammy said comments showed she had failed 'to educate herself', adding on BBC News' Victoria Derbyshire show: 'Her Instagram conveys the age-old trope that is her as the heroine and the black child as the victim and we have to stop it'.
He added: 'The image is a perpetual image of people who are impoverished, who need white celebrities. It keeps the continent of Africa poor. It keeps people in their place'.
When asked if the row is because she is white, he added: 'That suggests that she [Stacey] doesn't understand the issues. That's part of the problem. Despite the fact she has power and agency she's not sought to educate herself about the issues'.
He was also later confronted on ITV's This Morning about snubbing Comic Relief's Africa invitation and said: 'I don't accept that. Comic Relief wanted me to be part of their PR machine and I'm not prepared to do that. What I said to Comic Relief is 'let's wait and see what this year's Comic Relief is like'.'
Dooley, 31, is currently filming with Comic Relief about neonatal clinics and malaria in Uganda
Mr Lammy did acknowledge Miss Dooley's 'good motives' but bemoaned the British celebrity trope of travelling to poorer parts of Africa to film Comic Relief packages
Mr Lammy said the BBC and Comic Relief were failing to properly educate the British public about life in Africa and sticking to a 'tired' format of jetting in mainly white celebs
He also said that Comic Relief, which has raised more than £1billion for poor communities in Britain and abroad in the past 30 years, is 'tired and outdated' and needs to 'change the record and grow up'.
Comic Relief has revealed it offered to collaborate with Labour MP David Lammy on a film in Africa but the politician snubbed it - as the charity thanked Stacey Dooley for her work.
Responding on Thursday, a spokesperson for Comic Relief made no apologies, thanking Dooley for helping people 'working with or supported by Comic Relief projects tell their own stories in their own words'.
It said: 'We are really grateful that Stacey Dooley, an award-winning and internationally acclaimed documentary maker, agreed to go to Uganda to discover more about projects the British people have funded there and make no apologies for this.
'She has filmed and reported on challenging issues all over the world, helping to put a much-needed spotlight on issues that affect people's lives daily.
'In her film, people working with or supported by Comic Relief projects tell their own stories in their own words.
'We have previously asked David Lammy if he would like to work with us to make a film in Africa and he has not responded. The offer is still open.'
Its founders including Lenny Henry and Richard Curtis are yet to speak out but a spokesman made no apologies for Miss Dooley's work in Uganda.
Mr Lammy denied that he wanted Comic Relief scrapped but said it should move away from sending white celebrities to African villages as colonial-type saviours.
He said: 'The BBC, which has a responsibility to educate, which has a responsibility for multi-culturalism and equality, is failing if it allows Comic Relief, and Richard Curtis, effectively, just to sit back, with the same old white privilege, and the same old comedians raking in money for what purpose?
'I saw for what purpose because Comic Relief doesn't need to exist'.
The war of words between the London MP, the charity and Miss Dooley has now rumbled on for 48 hours.
Strictly star, Miss Dooley is in Africa filming for the charity and posted pictures on Instagram of local women dancing and of children hugging her.
However, the Tottenham MP accused Miss Dooley of showing a 'distorted image of Africa' and perpetuating a 'colonial era' mentality that suggests white people are the solution to poverty in deprived parts of the world.
Mr Lammy, 46, acknowledged Miss Dooley's 'good motives' but bemoaned the British celebrity trope of travelling to Africa to film charity appeals.
Miss Dooley, whose documentary focuses on Malaria and neonatal clinics, responded to the MPs twitter remarks and highlighted the £1billion raised by Comic Relief since it was founded in 1985 by the comedian Lenny Henry.
Writing on social media, Mr Lammy said: 'The world doesn't need anymore white