MIDLAND & NATIONAL: BBC Blasted for Negative Attitude to Gays
BBC presenters such as Anne Robinson and Jeremy Clarkson have been criticised in a report for perpetuating negative attitudes towards lesbians and gay men.
The report, by charity Stonewall, concluded that gay people were "almost invisible" on BBC 1 and BBC2.
It said lesbian and gay lives featured in 38 minutes of the 168 hours it monitored.
That included 32 minutes of derogatory or offensive references and only six minutes of positive portrayals.
Robinson came in for criticism for repeatedly using gay innuendo to belittle a contestant on The Weakest Link - Celebrity Chefs.
The presenter, who previously got into trouble for joking about …
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