By JR on Friday, January 08, 2016
Black cricketer disrespects female interviewer on Australian TV
An experienced and dedicated female sports journalist, Mel McLaughlin, was trying to interview black cricketer Chris Gayle about sports matters but got only personal comments about herself from him. That has offended a lot of people as inappropriate and disrespectful to a woman but he has so far refused to apologize. It will hurt his career, however. Various sorts of retribution against him have been proposed or promised.
Black males are often very bold in approaching women so his behaviour should perhaps be seen in that context. From his point of view he probably sees nothing to apologize for. In Leftist terms, it's his "culture".
In anthropological terms it could be seen as part of a generally low level of self-restraint among people of sub-Saharan African origin, as seen in their very high rate of criminal offending wherever they are in the world.
Perhaps it should be mentioned that the lady has been publicly embarrassed on TV before -- by another black sportsman.
Also relevant is that Gayle has behaved similarly on past occasions but has learnt nothing from it. Another female journalist labels him as a "creep", which he no doubt is by general Australian standards
Gayle sent social media into meltdown when he openly flirted with McLaughlin in his on-field interview after he was dismissed for a brilliant 41 (15 balls).
“I wanted to have an interview with you as well, that’s why I’m here,” the Jamaican said live on national television.
“I get to see your eyes for the first time, it’s nice. Hopefully we can win and go for a drink after.
“Don’t blush baby.”
A clearly uncomfortable McLaughlin finished the interview with class, but Channel 10 Head of Sport David Barham, at home watching the match on television, said McLaughlin was angered by the experience.