An Adom TV reporter has come under intense scrutiny after attempting to interview the child of late Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu during his final burial service. The reporter was criticized for trying to conduct the interview at a highly emotional time for the young boy.
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The incident, which occurred at the funeral service on Wednesday, sparked outrage on social media, with many describing the reporter’s actions as “bad journalism” and insensitive.
In response, rival TV station UTV posted a scathing comment on their Facebook page, referring to the incident as “gutter journalism.” The comment quickly gained traction on social media, with many users expressing their support for UTV’s stance on the matter.
The incident has reignited debates about the ethics of journalism and the responsibility of reporters to be sensitive to the emotions of their interviewees. Many social media users have pointed out that attempting to interview a grieving child at their father’s funeral is simply unacceptable.
Christian Atsu, who played for several Premier League teams, passed away in February at the age of 31. His death was met with an outpouring of grief from fans and fellow players alike.
While the funeral service was a time for mourning and reflection, it was marred by the insensitive actions of the Adom TV reporter. As the backlash against the incident continues to grow, it remains to be seen how the media outlet will respond to the criticism.