GMB’s Susanna Reid issues public apology after viewers pick up on insulting mistake.
Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid issued a public apology. One guest received an ‘insulting’ caption when they appeared on the show.
Susanna and Richard Madley were talking to Professor Devi Sridhar and Professor Angus Dalgleish on Tuesday’s show. They were discussing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and booster jabs in the UK.
Professor Dalgleish appeared with his full title in the caption. Professor Sridhar, Professor & Chair of Global Public Health, Edinburgh Uni Med School, only received the caption Devi Sridhar.
Viewers were quick to spot the mistake. One viewer took to Twitter with screenshots of the professors and commented: “When are the media gonna stop doing this? @GMB”
Prof. Sidhar joined in shortly after her appearance on GMB. She said: “Can women be professors in 2021?”
Susanna quickly responded on Twitter. She explained: “I am really sorry that this happened. We introduced you with your title Professor but inexplicably it wasn’t on screen.”
Prof. Sidhar seemed happy with the response and said: “Innocent mistake- thanks always Susanna.”
Viewers were still infuriated though. One viewer said: “its not a mistake its incompetence name the person who is responsible.”
Another view agreed and said: “nice apology, but how often does it happen in the case of male profs et al.?”
A third GMB fan said: “Strange that the “unintentional error” only happened to the female professor, too many of these “errors” are happening, and it needs to be called out.”
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