Turkish TV presenter Gözde Kansu (pictured) has been dismissed after a spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party criticised her for wearing a low-cut top on television, saying he found her outfit “unacceptable”.
A Turkish TV presenter has been dismissed after coming under fire from a spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for wearing a low-cut top, which he called "unacceptable".
AKP spokesperson Hüseyin Çelik criticised the presenter’s costume during the “Veliaht” TV program without naming her, but saying he found the outfit “extreme” because it revealed cleavage.
“We don’t intervene against anyone, but this is too much. It is unacceptable,” he said.
Following Çelik’s remarks, it was revealed that the host in question was Gözde Kansu, and rumours spread that she had been fired.
The show’s producer said Tuesday that Kansu might not take part in the program next week "due to her busy schedule".
Kansu’s dismissal was later confirmed.
Çelik said it was his fundamental right to express his opinion as an individual, TV viewer and politician.
“I never named a show or a person,” he wrote on his Twitter account. “It was the media who alleged the names."
Date created : 2013-10-09