A journalist has announced that she was removed from Austrailia’s parliament press room for apparently showing too much skin.
According to Fox News:
Journalist Patricia Karvelas says she was removed from the press gallery inside Australia’s parliament for showing “too much skin.”
On Sunday, Karvelas, who is a presenter with ABC Radio National in Australia, tweeted that she had been kicked out of the BBC’s “Question Time” program for allegedly wearing a revealing ensemble. The journalist, who donned a sleeveless, white blouse and black pants, also shared a picture of her outfit in a tweet which read, “This is my controversial outfit.”
— PatriciaKarvelas (@PatsKarvelas) December 3, 2018
The reporter said she was politely asked by an attendant to leave due to the fact that she was showing “too much shoulder” and that she needed a jacket to cover up. Karvelas continued on to say that she thought her “half a sleeve” pantsuit look was perfectly “appropriate,” but she was still asked to leave.
Once word got around that Karvelas was kicked out of the press room, Twitter users immediately jumped to her defense.
The parliament responded and stated that the journalist should not have been removed and her dress should have been considered business attire.