BBC News captions woman as ‘lesbian’

Nick Duffy February 13, 2015
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BBC News has captioned a woman as ‘lesbian’.

BBC News captions woman as ‘lesbian’

The broadcaster used the caption last month, to describe activist Anastasia Lopez, in a story about a protest outside a Vienna cafe.

Ms Lopez, 19, was made to leave Café Prückel for kissing her girlfriend Eva Prewein, after their waiter refused to serve them.

The pair later attended a ‘kiss-in’ protest outside the cafe, when the BBC filmed her speaking on stage.

It’s not the most bizarre caption ever used on BBC News – with Irish drag artist Rory O’Neill (Panti Bliss) referred to as a ‘gender discombobulist’ at his own request last year.

BBC News captions woman as ‘lesbian’

However, the prize for most superfluous caption goes to Bounce, a helpfully labelled dog who appeared on BBC News today.

BBC News captions woman as ‘lesbian’

Bounce was appearing after a study found that dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry faces.

More: Austria, BBC, BBC News, café, caption, dog, Europe, lesbian, LGBT, news, Vienna

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