My problem with that Reggie Yates comment
Written by Bernard P Achampong
Earlier this week Reggie Yates, broadcaster and documentary don, released a statement on Twitter. He was stepping down from hosting this Christmas’ Top of the Pops. Shock! Reggie… why? Well, it was his response to the reaction to some comments he made on a podcast a few weeks ago. He stereotyped some men in the Jewish community and when the press got hold of it… well, you probably heard about that bit.
Firstly I’m not going to get into what he said, why he said it, what it meant or who it offended. From my perspective, that’s not the point. My perspective is one of an experienced audio producer. As a producer, I understand that my role is greater than just recording and editing good audio. The producer, and ultimately the executive producer, is responsible for every aspect of each episode – whether that’s good, bad or ugly.