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BBC admits it was wrong and misleading to call J. K. Rowling’s gender views ‘very unpopular’

BBC admits it was wrong and misleading to call J. K. Rowling’s gender views ‘very unpopular’
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ET staff writer
ET staff writer
22 June, 2022 1 min read

A BBC radio host has apologised for presenting a one-sided view on gender self-identification.

Tom Sutcliffe, who was hosting an episode of Radio 4’s Front Row, was discussing whether it was ‘morally permissible’ to enjoy the art of people ‘with whom we profoundly disagree’.

He made mention of author and playwright J. K. Rowling, stating she ‘clearly has a very unpopular opinion regarding gender identity’.

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