Moroccan TV Show Runs Special On How Women Can Use Makeup To Cover Up Beatings By Their Husbands
From Morocco World News:
In anticipation of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, celebrated each year on November 25, the show thought it would broadcast a tutorial teaching female viewers how to hide traces of violence.
After the video caused a lot of controversy online, the video was removed from the 2M site on Friday, November 25. Later on Friday afternoon, 2M released a communiqué on its Facebook page addressing the issue.
“Management believes that this segment is completely inappropriate and displays a lack of editorial understanding due to the sensitivity and seriousness of the subject of violence against women,” says the statement.
“This approach,” adds 2M, “is in total contradiction with the editorial identity of the channel and […] the commitment of 2M for 27 years in favor of the defense of women’s rights.”
Meanwhile, Lilia Mouline, the makeup expert who hosted the “Sabahiyates” show in question, has since told Yabiladi that “in no way are we endorsing [domestic violence].”