20Jun 2018
Wednesday

Female TV anchor suspended in Kuwait for calling her colleague "handsome"

Updated : Sunday, 20 May 2018, 12:47:10 PM
A female TV presenter in Kuwait has been suspended for jokingly calling her colleague 'handsome' on air. She tried to alert her colleague Nawaf who was fixing his hair.
Vinila Elizabeth Varghese
By Vinila Elizabeth Varghese
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A female TV presenter in Kuwait has been suspended for jokingly calling her colleague 'handsome' on air.

Basima al-Shammar was covering the country's municipal elections. She tried to alert her colleague Nawaf who was fixing his hair.

"Nawaf, you don't need to adjust your head garment, you're handsome as is," she said in a video that has now gone viral.

The comment from Basima broke the formal style of presenting of the Kuwait Television which is run by the Ministry of Information.

"What happened is not a joke or something else. It is well known that the customs of communications in the Gulf, is that when you see someone adjusting his attire, you tell him: you look good or handsome... that is what I told him you don't need to adjust your head garment you look handsome, meaning your attire looks good, and you are in good shape, and we're waiting for you to report the news," she told Al Arabiya.

 

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