A Moroccan state TV network apologized after receiving harsh backlash from the public over airing a clip designed to teach make-up tips “to camouflage traces of violence.”
The station aired the segment on their show Sabahiyat just a few days ago. The makeup artist cheerfully instructed viewers to hide the evidence of a beating on a woman’s face with certain techniques.
Even more appalling is that the model used in the program is sporting two fake black eyes.
Domestic violence against women is a “serious phenomenon” in the country, reports the Morocco World News, with over 20,000 cases of violence against women reported over the past two years.
At the end of the program the host says, “We hope these beauty tips will help you carry on with your daily life,” reports the Guardian.
Since then hundreds of Moroccans have signed a petition calling for penalties for both the TV channel and program from the High Authority of Audiovisual Communication, Morocco’s media authority.
“In the name of all Moroccan people, we denounce the message of normalization with violence against women,” the petition, which was created anonymously by “concerned Moroccan citizens” states:
“Do not cover domestic violence with makeup, condemn the aggressor!”
The show appeared on T.V. only two days before the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Woman.
That’s when 2M decided to issue their apology.
Their statement on its Facebook page states in French:
“The management believes that this section is completely inappropriate and has an editorial error of judgment in view of the sensitivity and the gravity of the subject of violence against women.”
Holy cow what idiots!! Is this for real? The only reason to hide a black eye, besides it being unsightly, is because you don’t want people to know that your douche bag husband beats you. If you don’t want people to find out, shouldn’t that automatically clue you in that it is WRONG to beat your wife…. if common sense hadn’t told you that already?
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