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In Egypt, the government directly hires reporters and controls the news. This week, they kicked eight female reporters off TV because they're "too fat."

Apparently Egypt thinks this woman is too fat to talk?
Apparently Egypt thinks this woman is too fat to talk?

As reported by the BBC, the broadcasters were given one month to lose weight and achieve an "appropriate appearance." Obviously TV presenters all over the world are hired based on their appearance, but damn, what do the male anchors in Egypt look like?

You're probably thinking there's a bunch of men smoking cigars in the boardroom and throwing around words like "cankles." But surprisingly, the decision was actually approved by a woman named Safaa Hegazy, who is a former state TV anchor herself and the current director of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU). Clearly, she drank the sugar-free Kool-Aid.