Times Radio presenter Chloe Tilley was condemned by listeners after speaking of Hamas’s “bravery”, “intensity” and “incredible ability” “to go for Israel in a way we have never seen before.” ”.
On Saturday he laughed when his guest turned around and “corrected her English” and referred to the “audacity” of the terrorist organization after the devastating attack that killed at least 250 Israelis and took dozens of hostages to Gaza.
“They come from the sea, they come from the air, they come by land and they are killing children and civilians, so there is not a lot of bravery in doing that,” he said.
Jonathan Goldstein, chief executive of Cain International, was stunned by the comments, saying: “This is simply appalling. Speechless.”
Conservative MP Brendan Clarke-Smith added: “Not sure I would have described what #Hamas is doing right now as ‘brave’ either @Chloetilley @Times Radio.
“I stand with Israel and its people in the face of this barbaric and cowardly terrorism.”
Chloe Tilley did not apologize for what she said and in a statement on . .’ Along with cheeky.
“During four hours of live broadcast, sometimes we choose the wrong words in the moment, but I am always willing to admit it.”
His response led others to ask for an apology and for his on-air comments to be raised with regulator Ofcom.