TV presenter makes 'not appropriate' Barbie comment to Aussie cricketer
August 3, 2023 02:44 PM
A television presenter who likened an Australian female cricketer to Barbie was warned Wednesday 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 team-mates, 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."