A Fox affiliate station in Connecticut is apologizing today after its news team made the brilliant decision to use footage of a woman’s breasts during Wednesday's report on International Women’s Day.
Fox Connecticut marked an event hosted by the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women with footage of a woman in a low-cut top on at least two occasions. To make it even worse, the shot was closely cropped to reveal only her breasts and cleavage, according to Raw Story.
“FOX CT apologizes for today’s file footage error,” the station tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. “We will continue to recognize great contributions of women in CT and around the world.”
The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women accused the news broadcast of objectifying women in a statement:
“We are appalled at the level of sexism this incident shows. It is an insult not only to the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and to all who attended Women’s Day at the Capitol, which marked the PCSW’s 40-year battle against gender discrimination, but to women everywhere who are tired of being objectified.”
The statement continues:
“Anyone who doubts the existence of the ‘war on women’ need look no further than Fox News. We invite the executives at Fox to ask about our Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention trainings, which would help them and their staff learn a little more about what goes on above a woman’s shoulders.”
The video is below:
Source: (Raw Story)