Mel Mclaughlin under fire for asking Mark Waugh out for a drink on air
Mel Mclaughlin has come under fire on social media for her comments made on air. After Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers faced off in the Big Bash League, she was on a panel with Mark Waugh and Kevin Pietersen.
Because offering to buy a colleague a drink and deliberately asking someone out and calling them baby is the same https://t.co/0O5EnbwGyx— Saint Bhakthi (@bhakthi) January 18, 2016
Some users even asked for a fine for Mel McLaughlin for asking a fellow on a panel out for a drink. Chris Gayle was fined $10,000 by the Big Bash League by Melbourne Renegades for the comments he made to Mel McLaughlin.
those accusing Mel McLaughlin of double standards pretty much lack the mental power to assess a situation and make an informed decision.— Mossy (@BrotherAmos) January 19, 2016
Chris Gayle had found himself in hot water for what some deem to be a similar situation which he manufactured. After that incident, other journalists came out in support of Mel McLaughlin, and female journalists bemoaned the fact that their workplace is subject to harrassment.
Ian Chappell asked for a worldwide ban on Chris Gayle, saying, "How are you going to stop it otherwise?”
But there were voices on the other side of the fence too. Mandira Bedi came out in favour of Chris Gayle saying that while she did not endorse his actions, she felt that a worldwide ban may be too extreme.