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‘You cannot be a presenter because you don’t have boobs’ – CNA producer calls out alleged sexism at workplace

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UPDATE: Mediacorp has replied saying it “does not condone sexism in our workplace. We take a serious view to this matter and are investigating.”


A Channel NewsAsia producer, Juwon Park, has accused her colleagues of being outright sexist to her several times in Facebook posts that she has since removed.

In her posts – which were captured by forum users online – Park shares screenshots of a conversation she had with a colleague who is presumably Australian. She reveals that the man indicated that she cannot be a presenter because she does not have a large chest and that she should pretend to be dumb because girls shouldn’t be smart.

When called out for his comments in a private chat, the colleague apologises and says that this is just part of the industry and that he was simply joking:

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Park also shared other instances of sexism in another Facebook post that has also since been removed. She said that when she brought these issues up with other colleagues, she was told that she should “enjoy it because getting those comments meant (she is) not ugly” or that she should just grow a thicker skin and get used to it:

Park presently produces Money Mind, an English-language business show broadcast by Mediacorp. She previously held internships at Google, Bloomberg and the Associated Press before working at the Singapore broadcasting conglomerate.Follow us on Social Media

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