KAY Burley will NOT face an Ofcom inquiry over her alleged “racism” during a Sky News interview with an Islamic human rights advocate.
Cerie Bullivant, from the group Cage, walked out of an interview with the former Beech Hill resident in February after she asked for his thoughts on the recent Isis beheadings and also asked whether he condemned the actions of Jihadi John.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and that’s what Twitter offers people. I really don’t mind if they want to vent their viewsKay Burley
He replied: “Your question is inherently Islamophobic and racist,” arguing that Muslims should not have to defend their humanity by condemning the “brutal” actions of Isis. Straight-talking Kay then said: “Nonsense, get over yourself.”
An Ofcom spokesperson said in a statement: “Ofcom has carefully assessed a number of complaints about whether a presenter’s questioning style was appropriate during an interview about executions carried out by Isis. In our view, the interviewee was able to respond to the questions, despite the presenter’s style and as a result we have not taken the matter forward for investigation.”
Meanwhile Kay was accused of political bias during last week’s live debate between Labour leader Ed Milliband and Prime Minister David Cameron. But Kay said: “Everyone is entitled to their opinion and that’s what Twitter offers people. I really don’t mind if they want to vent their views. I don’t know how I came across. I’m not bias. I am bound by the Communications Act, which means that I can’t have party political bias. I bet you 99.9 per cent of people don’t know which way I vote.”