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Pret­ty Female TV pre­sen­ter in Kuwait is sus­pend­ed after call­ing her male col­league ‘hand­some’ on air

A female tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter has been sus­pend­ed from Kuwaiti state TV after jok­ing with her male col­league about his appear­ance.

The unnamed woman was host­ing the live cov­er­age of Kuwait’s munic­i­pal elec­tions last week­end.

As she was hand­ing over to a male col­league, she joked that he should stop adjust­ing his head­wear on cam­era, as he was ‘already hand­some’.

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Off air: The unnamed female host has been suspended by the state-run Kuwait Television after she made a joke involving a comment about her male colleague's appearance
Off air: The unnamed female host has been sus­pend­ed by the state-run Kuwait Tele­vi­sion after she made a joke involv­ing a com­ment about her male col­league’s appear­ance

The female host’s joke broke away from the for­mal pre­sent­ing style nor­mal­ly seen on Kuwait Tele­vi­sion — which is the offi­cial tele­vi­sion sta­tion run by the Min­istry of Infor­ma­tion.

The clip of their exchange was wide­ly shared on social media, and drew ire among gov­ern­ment min­is­ters.

Kuwait MP Moham­mad Al Hayef tweet­ed the coun­try’s Min­is­ter of Infor­ma­tion, ‘ask­ing him to take action against the TV host,’ accord­ing to reports.

The unnamed host was sus­pend­ed, pend­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion into the inci­dent.

The issue has divid­ed Kuwaiti Twit­ter users with some sup­port­ing the gov­ern­men­t’s stance.

Suspended: She joked that a male colleague should stop adjusting his headwear, as he was 'already handsome', which broke off from the formal style of Kuwait state TV
Sus­pend­ed: She joked that a male col­league should stop adjust­ing his head­wear, as he was ‘already hand­some’, which broke off from the for­mal style of Kuwait state TV

Stepfeed report­ed that sev­er­al peo­ple argued that a polit­i­cal news show should be for­mal, and not con­tain per­son­al jokes between pre­sen­ters.

How­ev­er, oth­ers were out­raged that the gov­ern­ment seemed to go into over­drive over a harm­less joke.

Leave hous­ing prob­lems, leave prob­lems of cor­rup­tion, leave prob­lems of waste of pub­lic mon­ey, leave health prob­lems, leave prob­lems of edu­ca­tion, leave the con­cerns of cit­i­zens that have been destroyed by the loans and high prices and the greed of traders — and go to cut the liveli­hood of a Kuwaiti announc­er who said to her col­league “you are hand­some”!,’ one Twit­ter user wrote.

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