A TV Host from Lebanon has gone absolutely viral after she stood her ground during a sexist attack on her by an Islamic scholar- LIVE ON THE AIR! Watch her tear him apart as he tries to assert his ‘authority’ over her. *insert eyeroll* Video from The Guardian:
A video has gone viral of a Lebanese television presenter who cut short an interview with a London-based Islamist scholar after he told her to “shut up”.
Rima Karaki, a TV host and university professor, told the scholar: “In this studio, I run the show.” .
During the discussion about reports of Christians joining Islamic State (Isis), which aired on Al-Jadeed TV on 2 March, Sheikh Hani Al-Siba’i, an Egyptian scholar, told Karaki: “Are you done? Shut up so I can talk.”
The presenter responded by saying: “How can a respected sheikh like yourself tell a TV host to shut up?”
Siba’i then said: “It’s beneath me to be interviewed by you. You are a woman who ….” His microphone is then cut off.
Karaki stopped the interview after just three minutes, saying: “Just one second. Either there is mutual respect or the conversation is over.”
This, aside from being entirely sexist and disgusting, is disrespect. No one should be on TV and disrespecting the host/hostess of said show, or what happened to him, will happen to anyone. The producers will cut you off. I think this clown bit off a bit more than he could chew when he tangled with Rima Karaki. Most women aren’t going to allow themselves your brand of disrespect and sexist hatred. Good luck with that, dude.
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie