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Fri, 19 Mar 2021 09:00:00 +0000

The BBC Breakfast presenter, 46, and co-host Charlie Stayt faced criticism after the pair joked about the size of the flag and drew attention to a picture of the Queen 

Naga Munchetty has apologised to fans after being called out for liking “offensive” tweets about a Government minister’s Union flag, which featured on the backdrop of a video call that took place during Thursday’s show.

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The BBC Breakfast presenter, 46, and co-host Charlie Stayt faced criticism after the pair joked about the size of the flag and drew attention to a picture of the Queen during an interview with Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.

 

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Ending the interview, Charlie told the guest: “I think your flag is not up to standard size, Government interview measurements.

“I think it’s just a little bit small, but that’s your department really.

It’s just a thought.”

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While the guest did not respond, Naga was seen trying to control her laughter before adding: “There’s always a flag.

They had the picture of the Queen though.

In the Westminster office I am assuming.”

Naga apologised at the end of the day via Twitter

Taking to her Twitter account later in the day, Naga said: “I ‘liked’ tweets today that were offensive in nature about the use of the British flag as a backdrop in a government interview this morning.

“I have since removed these ‘likes’.

This do not represent the views of me or the BBC.

I apologise for any offence taken.

Naga.”

The presenter’s fans were quick to react, with many sharing they thought her apology had come “too late”.

“You above offended us all whilst disrespecting HM The Queen.”

Another took pity on her getting told off.

“My God, you can’t even like things now? You are a fantastic broadcaster and I don’t think it’s fair you are being policed like this.”

A second added: “I didn’t find it offensive.

However, l do find the politicised use of the flag disturbing, to the point that my heart sinks whenever l see it.

I’m sorry that you’re not allowed to have free thoughts and a sense of humour on the subject.”

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Fri, 19 Mar 2021 09:00:00 +0000

BBC Breakfast star Naga Munchetty has apologised and deleted liked tweets over minister Union Flag row which sparked outrage

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BBC Breakfast star Naga Munchetty has apologised and deleted liked tweets over minister Union Flag row which sparked outrage

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BBC Breakfast star Naga Munchetty has apologised for "liking" tweets about an incident involving Robert Jenrick's Union Flag yesterday.

The presenter gave her apology to her Twitter following for pressing the like button on "offensive" posts which sparked outrage on social media.

It all started when BBC Breakfast co-host Charlie Stayt made a sarcastic comment about the size of the flag behind the Housing Secretary on Thursday.

Cameras panned back to the studio where a giggling Naga was seen trying to cover her laughter after the minister chose to ignore the cheeky remark.

Later Naga apologised for liking tweets that referenced the flag in the interview, in a candid post on Twitter for everyone to see.

As well as apologising, the TV star also removed the likes from her page following the outrage.

Naga said the tweets did not reflect the views of herself or the broadcaster.

She wrote: "I 'liked' tweets today that were offensive in nature about the use of the British flag as a backdrop in a government interview this morning.

"I have since removed these 'likes'.

This do not represent the views of me or the BBC.

"I apologise for any offence taken.

Naga."

However, not everyone agreed that Naga should apologise as some fans jumped to her defence on social media.

Among the comments, one wrote: "It took 11 days, 18,000 complaints and the resignation of prominent staff for the BBC to issue an apology over a newsreader saying the N-word on TV.

Within a day, Naga Munchetty was forced to issue an apology for liking a couple of tweets about a flag."

"Been reading the pile on tweets against Naga and her apology…

Just felt the need to vent!"

"BBC presenters like Naga Munchetty can't even like tweets now then.

This country is already three quarters of the way down the c****er because of these nationalist simpleton morons as it is."

"No offence at all Naga.

If having a flag in EVERY BLOODY ROOM is not something deserving of ridicule? We really have crossed the Rubicon.

(I do not expect you to like this reply – you and Charlie were magnificent this morning)."

It comes after Charlie mocked the size of the Tory MP's flag during Thursday's BBC Breakfast.

The remarks were made when he wrapped up the video call to the MP over Zoom.

At the end of the call, he had said: "Robert Jenrick, thank you.

I think your flag is not up to standard size government interview measurements.

"I think it's just a little bit small, but that's your department really!"

After no response from the Housing Secretary, Naga was left giggling away in the BBC studios.

She added: "Always a flag, always a flag.

Did have a picture of the Queen there too, though.

"

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– March 19, 2021
Naga Munchetty 2021 BBC Breakfast39;s forced to apologise after upsetting .

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