Leave it to the ultra-woke BBC to try and inject the trending topics of the LGBT agenda into just about everything. Well, this time things were taken a bit too far and the outlet had to apologize due to a reporter’s inappropriate question towards a Moroccan soccer star regarding gay relationships in Morocco.
After Ghizlane Chebbak, captain of the Moroccan woman’s soccer team, began answering reporter’s questions after her team was dealt an embarrassing 6-0 loss against Germany of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, she was probably expecting questions solely about the game. How they could do better, what went wrong, you know, stuff about soccer.
Well, BBC wasn’t interested in covering the women’s soccer game at the big soccer event.
“In Morocco, it’s illegal to have a gay relationship,” the BBC reporter asked out of nowhere. “Do you have any gay players in your squad and what’s life like for them in Morocco?”
The BBC has issued an apology after one of their reporters asked the captain of Morocco’s National female team, playing in the World Cup, whether any of her teammates were lesbians.https://t.co/Mg6cDjvlKq
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Like a bat out of hell, the press conference moderator shot that down faster than a heart attack.
“Sorry, this is a very political question. So we’ll just stick to questions relating to football,” said the moderator.
Now if this was the angle for a story discussing gay rights in Morocco, why not speak to an expert in that field? Or I don’t know, go to Morocco and ask someone, why spend time and resources posing this question at the FIFA World Cup?
Besides that, it is extremely well known that in Morocco, homosexual relationships are punishable to extreme degrees, and answering that questions could obviously get this woman in some serious trouble. It’s like asking North Koreans if they’re unhappy with their dictator, you just don’t put people in that type of compromising position.
Well, its easy to be brave when you work for the BBC and real world consequences don’t impact you as long as your story is riveting.
“No, it’s not political,” the reporter argued. “It’s about people, it’s got nothing to do with politics. Please let her answer the question.” Well, things turned the other direction and now the BBC has issued an apology for putting Chebbak in that situation.
“We recognize that the question was inappropriate. We had no intention to cause any harm or distress,” said the statement issued by the BBC. Strangely though, neither Chebbak or any of the other players were issued the apology, if anything it should have be directed solely at them.
The funny thing about this though is the hypocrisy of it all. Had the players been American and that question had been asked, no one would be issuing an apology to the United States because despite how ‘oppressive’ the media makes us look, no one is getting locked up for life or getting their heads cut off like in Morocco, Saudi Arabia, China, and the other ‘tolerant’ nations whitewashing their human rights atrocities through sports.
Still, we can’t let the BBC off so easily. Did that reporter think they’d get far asking about gay rights to a soccer star in public where her handlers were in present? Do your jobs, take them seriously, or else go be a sunshine activist in a place where you can safely criticize the world without any pretense of danger coming your way.