Charli XCX is “Disgusted” by BBC for Airing a Documentary on Men’s Rights

The singer stated that the people featured in the documentary "do not deserve airtime".

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro
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Charli XCX has blasted the BBC for airing documentary about Men’s Rights Activists, comparing its prime time slot of 9pm to the 10.30pm slot given to her own documentary about feminism.

Taking to Twitter, the singer branded a short clip of the documentary posted on the BBC’s social media accounts “terrifying,” adding “people like don’t deserve airtime.” The documentary, which was part of BBC Three’s Extreme UK series, sees host Reggie Yates speaking to various people who identify themselves as Men’s Rights Activists, including self-proclaimed pick-up artist and anti-feminist Roosh V and Breitbart journalist Milo Yiannopoulos.

Charli XCX’s documentary The F-Word and Me saw the singer speaking to her fellow artists about what it’s like to be a woman in the music industry, in an exploration of feminism in the 21st century.

 

But despite Charli XCX’s criticisms, the BBC documentary was critical of the more aggressive actions of MRA’s, and did not condone the group’s often hateful behaviour.

Whilst still exploring the views of Men’s Rights Activists and the reasoning behind the far-reaching group’s continued growth, along with looking at their often recited viewpoint that feminism is “taking over” Western society, it did provide an enlightening look at how some men feel themselves to be the victimised sex, and how this leads to them harboring troubling viewpoints and siding with controversial figures such as Roosh.