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Is BBC pogonophobic after top earners list underlines preference for clean shaven men in suits

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front
19th July

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that the BBC’s list of top earners underlines a preference for clean shaven men in suits.

The list has few women and just a handful of beard wearers including Gary Lineker, Graham Norton, Steve Wright and executive Alan Yentob.

The campaigners say that serious doubts continue as to whether the BBC is pogonophobic, prejudiced against the hirsute. The gender bias is obvious

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, in the summer of 2013 former Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman grew a beard and claimed that the BBC’s attitude  to it at senior levels was pogonophobic. It doesn’t look like things have changed.

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