BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty had the last laugh when an online troll targeted her work outfit over the weekend.
A ‘music and TV publicist’ named John Nurden tweeted on Saturday (April 25): “I’m not known for my own sartorial elegance but why would anyone like Naga Munchetty feel the need to wear high-heeled shoes like these on a BBC TV breakfast news programme? Discuss…”
Because I want to. https://t.co/eDQVCkTPGR
— Naga Munchetty (@BBCNaga) April 25, 2020
He attached a screenshot of Naga sitting on the BBC Breakfast sofa in her heels.
Soon after, Naga herself retweeted John’s message with a simple but effective response: “Because I want to.”
She then received a wave of support from famous faces – comedian Lenny Henry replied: “Them shoes rock hard,” while Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas pointed out: “If I could pull em off then I would deffo wear them!!! Plus she looks amazing, plus so many other things, I’m not understanding this mans point..[sic]”.
Naga’s BBC Breakfast colleague Dan Walker joked: “Only just seen this. Those shoes are immense Naga. You’re clearly getting ideas above your station.”
Thank you. https://t.co/Y8jc30eBcZ
— Naga Munchetty (@BBCNaga) April 26, 2020
Facing some heavy backlash, Nurden eventually shared a public apology, writing: “Lockdown lesson 1: never, ever tweet about what a presenter wears on TV. Apologies to anyone, especially @BBCNaga, upset by my badly worded comment on her stunning shoes.
“I’ve been accused of being a white, bald man (true), sexist & racist (not) and a dinosaur (probably). Sorry.”
Naga finally closed the matter by thanking him for his apology.