Glamour Pam (right) as she was shown on the BBC Africa documentary Fake Me: Living For Likes
But the BBC Africa documentary, which looked at how people portray themselves differently on social media, was edited because of concerns about adverse reaction in some of the more conservative African countries where it was shown, prompting a debate at the BBC about whether the corporation should be censoring women’s bodies.
“The decision to deal with Pam’s cleavage was made at senior editorial level at BBC Africa,” said one internal email discussing the incident and justifying the decision.
Biddy Bitcoin writes:
This is surreal. Shambolic censorship of a woman’s body. Why?