Twitter has condemned the BBC for asking such a “dangerous” question that many are calling a “breach of privacy” 


On Monday 24 July, a BBC journalist asked Moroccan football captain Ghizlane Chebbak during a press conference: “In Morocco, it’s illegal to have a gay relationship. Do you have any gay players in your squad and what’s life like for them in Morocco?”

This question, which asked Ghizlane to effectively out her teammates and put them at risk, was quickly bashed by the internet for its insensitive nature. In Morocco, homosexuality is still illegal and can be punished with either a lengthy prison sentence or fine. 

Ghizlane responded to the question with a surprised look before it was shut down for being too “political”. 

People took to Twitter to condemn the line of questioning by the BBC reporter, with many calling it a “breach of privacy” and “dangerous”.

The BBC apologised for the question in a statement to CNN saying: “We recognise that the question was inappropriate. We had no intention to cause any harm or distress.”

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