BBC blames media over video telling children there are 100 genders

BBC blames media over video telling children there are 100 genders

BBC accused of being ‘incredibly disingenuous’ after blaming media for its decision to remove a video which told children there are 100 gender identities

  • The controversial video was taken down two days after it featured on website 
  • Video was part of the Corporation’s relationships and sex education package 
  • Following complaints, the BBC chose to ‘retire the film’ and blamed the media

BBC bosses were accused of being ‘incredibly disingenuous’ after blaming the media for their decision to remove an educational video which told children there are 100 gender identities.

The controversial video was taken down two days after The Mail on Sunday reported that it featured on the Corporation’s website as part of its relationships and sex education package.

Following complaints, the BBC chose to ‘retire the film’ and blamed the media for ‘wilfully misrepresenting’ the material.

The controversial video was taken down two days after The Mail on Sunday reported that it featured on the Corporation’s website as part of its relationships and sex education package

But Tanya Carter, of the Safe Schools Alliance, said the BBC was ‘incredibly disingenuous’.

She added: ‘If they are going to produce content for children, they have a responsibility to ensure that it is factually accurate.’

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