The BBC has told one of its presenters that he made an inappropriate remark after describing an Australian sportswoman as “a little Barbie” during an interview.
During the exchange (a video of which is below), Brown revealed that her Southern Brave team went to watch the Barbie movie as a team bonding exercise.
Hughes replied: “You’re a little Barbie yourself ain’t you, with your blue eyes.” Brown laughed and Hughes added: “She’s blushing now.”
The BBC said it had raised the matter with the presenter. “We have spoken to Chris and explained that his comment was not appropriate,” a spokesperson said. Hughes is yet to comment.
The comments have been compared to Chris Gayle, a Jamaican cricket player who propositioned presenter Mel McLaughlin in 2016, telling her: “Don’t blush, baby.”
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