A TV presenter who likened an Australian female cricketer to Barbie has been warned that his comment was “not appropriate”.
Chris Hughes of the BBC was interviewing Australian all-rounder Maitlan Brown on the sidelines of a match between the Southern Braves and Trent Rockets in the The Hundred tournament at Nottingham.
After 26-year-old Brown said she had been to see the Barbie movie with her Braves teammates, Hughes replied: “You’re a little Barbie yourself with your blue eyes.”
Hughes then added: “She’s blushing now.”
The BBC said in a statement: “We have spoken to Chris and explained that his comment was not appropriate.”
Had to rewind to check id heard it right. Took a while to go back a few decades but yep, there it was. pic.twitter.com/0BBzyjpUTn
— George Elsby (@George_E) August 1, 2023
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