Naga Munchetty Naga Munchetty liking sorry host : for Breakfast BBC tweets flag
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 09:00:00 +0000
The BBC Breakfast presenter liked "offensive" tweets after an interview with a government minister
TV host Naga Munchetty has apologised for liking "offensive" tweets referencing a flag that appeared in an interview with a government minister.
On Thursday, she and BBC Breakfast co-host Charlie Stayt drew attention to a flag and a picture of the Queen behind Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.
Ending the interview, Stayt jokingly mentioned the size of his union jack.
Munchetty said she had removed the likes and that they did not "represent the views" of her or the broadcaster.
"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," Munchetty posted on Twitter.
"I have since removed these likes."
She added: "This do not represent the views of me or the BBC.
I apologise for any offence taken."
The BBC declined to comment.
In September, the corporation's incoming director general Tim Davie warned BBC staff about their use of social media.
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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.
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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